Whew! Boy, am I exhausted. While the missus was in the recovery room, I went off in search of the cafeteria and must have wandered a quarter of a mile through a maze of halls, different floors, detours and dead-ends before I found the place. Then I stood in the wrong line for ten minutes, and had to go stand in another one. I had a vastly overpriced hamburger (tasty, though), with some fries and a Coke. Finally, I had to make the long trek back to the surgery center.
What's that you're asking? Oh, of course! How's Mrs. Paco. She did fine. As usual, it took her longer than most to come out from under the ether, but the surgery went well, praise God and her surgeon, and she's now home, resting comfortably. Many thanks to the good people at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
And many thanks to my friends here who offered up prayers and best wishes. You guys are the best.