At this very moment, my father is having surgery....while he's in SC for work. Last night he was in a lot of pain, went to the hospital where they said "It's appendicitis, here's some drugs, we'll see you at 6am(central)!" So, say a little prayer for him and for my mother who is about ready to hijack a plane to get there and see him. I doubt she slept at all last night and when I talked to her this morning was getting ready for work.
**9:51 am: I got tired of waiting for a phonecall, so I called the hospital. I talked to his nurse and he's out of surgery, doing fine, but wasn't back to his room yet. Sounds like he might be back to work already on Monday. WOWZA!