Her surgery, once they got her on the table, turned from a fairly straightforward 1 hour procedure to a complicated three hour one. (this is no surprise in your family! I told her)
She's home now, already off the pain meds, happy to no longer be eating hospital food, and the cat has decided to sleep on her to encourage her to lay down more.
We had a long conversation by phone today, and she sounds great. Better than great- she sounds twenty years younger.
"I do feel terrific," she said. "That's not a threat by the way... just a warning!"