hello my dears, i am still in the hospital (writing this on my blackberry haha) but just wanted to let everyone know that the surgery went really well!! finally! i am so relieved. so i can work on recovering and not have to worry about more surgeries. they ended up removing half of one of my ribs to gain access to my heart, but thats okay, didn't need it anyway? haha. anyways i'm finally eating solid foods and will hopefully be back home monday afternoon. thank you for your wonderful comments, i have such great people in my life helping me through this!