We went for the pre-op appointment this morning and the surgery is a go on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. John is so looking forward to being free. The doctor has scheduled as an out patient procedure, with the option of keeping in the hospital overnight. Hopefully he can ome home. These have been 3 hard weeks for him being totally helpless, but he has been a trooper - always with a smile on his face for everyone. I am so proud of him - can you tell?