Everything went well, and although I'm convinced I wasn't hallucinating when I saw him dancing to music before he put the IV in, we'll never know for sure. Pace believes me, at least. Fact or fiction, it doesn't matter--I fell asleep laughing. The surgeon also reminded me that he doesn't pack or use splints for this type of surgery, so other than the stitches, I'm fairly comfortable. Now I'm home with an attractive gauze pad taped to my face and hyped up on all manner of powerful drugs, sequestered in the bedroom with good books and Diet Coke. A sweet friend brought dinner, and Bridget is bringing more tomorrow, and now I can look forward to recovery rather than dreading the procedure. All is well. :)
Also, thank you so much for the lapbooking/notebooking comments! You are such an encouraging, resourceful bunch of ladies! Thanks for the links--Jimmie's Collage is the one I found that got me started on this trail, but I hadn't seen the other link you mentioned, Notebooking Pages. There are so many great resources for this, and I'm having a lot of fun checking it all out! Squidoo, in particular, has some great stuff.
If you have any more great lapbooking/notebooking/nature journaling tips, keep on sending them! We don't start lessons again for about 6 more weeks, and one of my favorite times of the year is summer researching for the next school year, so I have plenty of time to make plans!
Anyway, thanks again for the encouragement and prayers today, and please pardon this post if it doesn't make sense or has spelling errors, or I include hallucinations. All three are possible, although it seems perfectly normal to me right now. Hydrochodone and I are friends tonight! I'm hopeful that Tylenol and I will be friends tomorrow, and I'll make sense again. Good night for now!