Well, I'm 3 1/2 weeks out of surgery. So far the total is 34 pounds lost. I can't see a huge difference when I look in the mirror, but WOW do my clothes feel different! I feel like a palentologist some days. Finding bones that I'd forgotten I had! I'll post pics when you can actually SEE that I've lost weight!
As for the rest of my life, I still try to spend time with Dad and some days are pretty good. A short hospital visit scared us all, but for the moment he is holding his own. It makes me grateful for another holiday season that we got to spend together.
Hope 2012 brings lots of positive changes for our family and the opportunity to serve where we are needed.