Yes AMF, I missed you. I am glad you're out and the thing is over with. I'm so sorry about the pneumonia. Be sure and get some good probiotic into your system now after the antibiotics. I suggest Lactobacillus GG by Culturelle, which you can special order at most indie drugstores or at www.Culturelle.com It adheres to the intestinal tract and remains there longer and better than the others and should normalize your gut if you have any problems. They say it takes about six weeks before you heal, as far as the surgery goes, so keep us posted on the progress.