Did she get the old-fashioned appendectomy? My ex-husband had the laproscopic version and he wasn't moving for several days.. I can only imagine the whole 'zipper' thing. Ouch. I heard horrendous things healthcare wise from a 'friend' who lives further north in the Phillipines. Ofcourse, he's a bunch of hot air and crazy stories.. Speedy recovery to the lady, Piglett!