The surgery is underway. It is going to be longer than we expected, probably four to five hours. Michele was very tense but she did manage to find humor in the fact that she will come out of the surgery blue. Apparently not a very attractive shade of blue from the dye they use to test her lymph nodes.
Michele is a happy and unusually positive person. The drugs they give her seem to really magnify that. When I took her home from having her wisdom teeth pulled, I found her in the recovery area with two thumbs in the air and a big drooly smile telling the dental assistant what a great time it had been. On the way home after her knee surgery she decided she was thinking Arbys. I can't stress enough what a huge mistake that was. I got a glimpse of that nuttiness before they took her to the operating room. We are counting on all of you to help make sure she is laughing (and making us laugh) soon!