robert, glad to hear everything went well. Believe me, i hear you on the gas pain!! Had my surgery also on 7/23/07 about 10am. Lucky you to be down already, i am up due to bloating and gas and so on! Hope your walk in the park is wonderful today!! Lots of luck in your recovery process
Congratulations on making this decision to improve your life! I pray you will have a smooth recovery followed by a life time of improved health (no more chest pains for you) and success. Take it easy - remember when you get home to sip, sip, sip that water and get up and walking as best you can. I look forward to hearing about all the success that is going to come your way as a post-op. Here is a pre-mature "Welcome to the LOSER's BENCH!" and another CONGRATULATIONS! :-)
Monday is your day! Just remember you are on the journey of a lifetime. Try to enjoy every minute. It may sound weird now, but know that you are cared for and prayed for here, and all too soon this will be but a memory and you will be an inspiration to someone else. I am waiting for you on the losers' bench!