Well, ya'll, I have good news. They were able to do the surgery laparoscopically and didn't have to cut me wide open. My tummy is this hot pink colour from the antiseptic, and it looks like the world's worst sunburn. Still, I'm pretty darn uncomfortable and in a "decent" amount of pain, even after the pills. So I think I'm gonna lay down for a while, now that I've let you guys know I survived. Ciao.