Woke up Tuesday at 11:30 pm with abdominal pain. Toughed it out til about 5 am Wednesday morning then threw in the towel and went to the emergency room. Was in the OR getting my appendix removed by 1pm. Operation went smoth as silk and I got to come home at 11:30 this morning! Yehaa what a ride! I gotta tell everyone though, I plopped my carry home stuff in the house and then took a slow stroll over to the hen house to commune with my girls. They bring me such joy.... if that's not healing, what is? Merry Christmas to all and the happiest and healthiest of New Years.