So for those of you who do not know, I had intestinal surgery back in June due to being riddled with infection via diverticulitis. While they were poking around in there, they noticed I also have an umbilical hernia, meaning my intestines have poked through the muscle layer and are tangled up behind my belly button. Because it took them 7 HOURS to clean up my infected large intestine, remove a piece, and reconnect everything, they did not get to fix the hernia. I had to heal from that surgery, but I wanted to try and get this one in before the end of the year because I have already met my insurance deductible, and I'll wind up owing more $ if I scheduled it after the New Year. So here I am, going in to have a hernia repair this coming Monday, because that was the soonest they could get me in. If all goes well, I'll be released and home by 1:30 PM. I'll be laid up for at least 2 weeks. I probably won't be spending a lot of time on here during that period, as I don't have a computer or tablet at home. I hate using my cell phone to come on PerC, simply because I can't make my text stand out (I do that so I can identify what I've written more easily). We shall see. I wish everyone a safe, happy, and blessed New Year! See you when I get back!