Based on all the recent inquiries and confusion, I should have told all of you that I came home from the hospital on Saturday after a week's stay. Sorry! I'm driving down once a week for monitoring of the gut situation, including earlier today. My stomach is a lot better than it was before the hospital stay (with all those steroids, just call me Barry Bonds), but I'm still in some pain and working my way up (and back down) from liquids. I've lost 10-15 pounds and any recently acquired fitness so I'm kinda back to where I was when I came home in May. Sigh. At least I know it can be done....
Issue #2 won't be tackled until at least the end of January.
Hope you're all having a lovely and relaxing holiday season.