Thanks everyone, for your supportive comments. The keyhole surgery definitely IS much better than getting the big slice. I cringe at the thought of that again.
My mum has just left after staying nearly a week to help out. She is still going strong at 78. She got all my laundry caught up and left a well stocked refrigerator. Thanks Mum.
The little one is in daycare tomorrow so I hope to get some sewing done. I have someone arranged to take her there so no slipping on the treacherous walkways for me. I would like to keep these stitches where they are for a few more days still. Thanks David.
Many friends have dropped off something a meal or baked goods and or called to make sure everything is OK. Thanks everyone.
I do appreciate the help.
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