I am happy to report that my surgery went smoothly today!! I have hole in my tummy and my chest is sore, but other than that I am feeling great!! Thankfully they didn't have to put me under total anesthesia, they just did the kind like they did in vascular for my 2nd port...where I can go in and out & they just give me more. I like that better because I am not so groggy when I wake up and I have a quicker recovery time! I am sure that I will be a bit sore the next few days but I will have our Christmas in Roanoke to keep my mind off things!!!