[Note to all readers: I am under the influence of the maximum dose of Percoset (sp.?) while writing this. I'm also groggy and dizzy.] I'm sure that everyone at MR would agree that waking up at 4 AM to do ANYTHING would suck... but it sucks even more when it's surgery. I don't remember what it was called, but it involved nabbing a little vein that could burst when im older under 3 layers of muscle (as well as skin and fat) near my stomach. It happened at 6 AM yesterday, and I wasn't released until 11 AM yesterday morning. Apparently it took half the normal anesthesia to put me to slepe and it took twice as long as a normal person for me to wake up from it. I have this huge bandage near my bellybutton, and the whole thing hurts a lot, and i'm on all kinds of anti-nausea, painkiller, and anti-inflammatory drugs. I'm still in pain, but I have ice on my bandage and am doing OK. I woke up at noon today (it's 3:49 right now) and am probably doing to go back to sleep soon... but I got a huge gift basket full of stuff from relatives and am feeling very spoiled. In a day or so i'll come back to this thread, read my entry and laugh at how dumb I sounded, but I dunno, I just wanted to share the fact that I was ok with everyone (I can't remember if I started a thread about the surgery before it). In any case, i'm feeling really dizzy, so I have to go back to sleep now. Thansk!