Thank you everybody! I appreciate all your positive notes of encouragement. My surgeon is Dr. Tracy Hull at Cleveland, I've been seeing her for going on 7 yrs. They have me drinking "Impact" 3 times/day for the last week. It's an "advanced recovery immunonutrition drink", and I'll be on it for a few weeks afterwards as well. They've also encouraged exercising, such as walking for preparation. Pre-ops were all good, except for my hereditary, Factor XII deficiency which is really only an issue in the test tube and not in real life situations. So, on paper, it looks like things are so-far-so-good.