Thanks so much for all the kind words and encouragment - I'm gonna try and be more hopeful here, and not answer anyone... until I come back home. See? I'm trying here... pretty sure I'll make it home after all.
Surgery is planned for 9 am, leaving the house at 7:30 am. Should be out of surgery sometime close to 1:00 pm.
Email my son at mikeyd1979 @ yahoo.com any time after 1 pm.