I had a call from Ivan's lovely mother last night. Unfortunately, I was not around and it went to voicemail. And my return call went to voicemail. I would have loved to have spoken with Ivan's mom. I feel like I know her after all these years.
The surgery went well. The plan is for him to be in the hospital for a few days. When last seen he was still a bit dopey. I know.... rarely has there been such a straight line waiting for a wise-crack. I'll let Ivan give details in his own inimitable way.
Ivan - we love you! These situations are also tough on the loved ones holding down the fort in, oh, so many ways. Hope Mom and Sr. will get some rest now, too.