So I made it through the surgery. I went to the OR about 10.30 and was home by 4pm. Again, the post-op pain meds delayed my trip home. After a 3 hour nap with Pooka curled up next to me, and a bowl of chicken noodle soup, I've made it downstairs for the evening. Overall, I'm feeling ok about stuff, and so far, not in any pain.
I've gotten lots of wonderful notes of support from many of you. Thanks for all the support.