I'm home from the hospital. The surgery went fine. My overnight stay was actually fun! I feel so bad for the hospital staff (non-nurses). They work such awful hours and are probably paid so little . . . They just crave attention and some words of encouragement. I had one little lady sneaking in to watch American Idol with me! And I made it a point to have personal (not too personal!) conversations with all of them. Each and every one of them, assistants to nurses, were great! Pays off too! I had cokes and cups of ice delivered to me at midnight-and before and after for that matter! The chaplain stopped in for a routine visit. I was very complimentary of all of the staff and the services and I told him that I truly appreciated their hard work. What was kind of sad was that he seemed taken aback by my overall reactions and said that I made his day! But it was true-I spent the night at the hospital and it was fun!! Don't get me wrong I am glad to be home! Oh, and the meds are 'OK', too . . . !! Now the fun part-2 months of no weight at all on my ankle and then another 30 days before I get the boot off . . .