Thank's so much to all of you that have responded. Gregg is right, we are a family of sorts here. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly folks come together over a crisis. Wether it be the winter storm Nemo, or something as mundane as my surgery. I say "mundane" because the fantastic support i've recieved here makes it seem so. I know quite well that I can be an abrasive personality, and to see such support even from some folks that i've rubbed the wrong way (so to speak) has lifted my spirits like you wouldn't believe. Some of you have even taken the time to message me privately and that means so much to me.
I'm only vertical due to the pain medication, and i'm gratefull for it because it has allowed me to continue to participate here on the board, which is most definitely a morale boost of first quality. So i'm just taking a moment from other ramblings in other topics just to let you all know what an awesome bunch of guys and gals you are.
Harry P. inadvertently reminded me of something my grampa said many long years ago. "Son, worrying has never once solved a problem...but it has created bigger ones." I miss my grampa.
Thanks to all for reading and thank you all so much for the support.