I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who’s been sending their well-wishes and prayers to me & my mom over the last few days.  It’s been really, truly humbling to hear all of the love and support.  I know my mom would be flattered (after she got her head around the idea of all these strangers on the internet who know who her daughter is!)

My mom had her surgery today, and as far as I can tell all went well.  I haven’t spoken to her yet, but my brother’s with her and says she’s doing fine.  She’ll be in the hospital a few days to recoup until they send her home after Sunday.  It’s a huge relief; I was terrified of some mid-surgery surprise popping up, but thankfully all went as it was supposed to.  Not sure what happens now, but I’ll know more in time.  Hopefully the hard part is over, and it’s just a matter of recovery.