Unfortunately, we had more trouble accessing the internet in Houston than we expected so the blog did not get updated as often as we wanted. My appologies for that.
The surgery went as well as we had hoped. I spent 6 days in the hospital after the surgery and was released on Saturday the 29th and had a couple of followups last week. We left Houston on Friday the fourth and arrived home last night (9/5) about 4:30.
I did have some minor complications, relatively speaking. The valve in my stomach that allows food to pass into the small intestin was not working and they had to go back in with an endoscope and dilate the valve. That will have to be followed up here in Albuquerque next week. Also my vocal chords are paralyzed so I can only whisper. We were told that this is a temporary thing and may clear up by itself. If not there are a couple of options to fix it.
Anyway, the whole thing was, overall, a huge success and I will have a month or two of recuperation. I am so grateful to you all for your good wishes and prayers during this difficult time.