Hey all, it's been awhile since I've been here due to life (you know, that lovely four letter word), but I'm back. Yay, right? [x0x] I had my surgery yesterday. Checked in at 12:30 pm, had my IV in at 1:30 or so, but my doctor got bogged down with an emergency and so I didn't get into surgery until almost 5 pm. The surgery itself only took about 20 minutes and I was outta there by 6:30 pm. So now it's day one after the surgery and I've had my first packing change. I took a vicoden about a half-hour before, soaked, rinsed, and then began packing again. The wound is fairly deep - about two inches long and about an inch deep? I packed three 4x4 gauze pads into it after they'd been soaked in a saline solution. I'm supposed to call the nurse today and see about getting a wound vac, so I'm waiting to hear back from her on that. So far, so good. The wound looks pink and healthy, I haven't felt a speck of pain, just some discomfort if I sit wrong or the like. Speaking of -- I've seen tushcush.com, but my dad picked up one of those donut looking seat things instead. It's NOT comfortable at all. Any ideas? I'll keep updating as I can. Happy holidays everyone!