Faith is in recovery and doing fine.
The spinal surgeon said everything went so well that they did not have to use any of her stored blood.
He showed me X-rays and I nodded like the trained chimp who pretends he understands calculus.
We picked the best so that we would be able to take his word.
I will see her in about two hours.
In the meantime, the posts below reflect the fact that you just can't sit for six hours in a surgery waiting room without doing something. I have no idea if it was quality work, but I'm going to inflict it on you anyway.
My sincere thanks to all who left messages, and to those who thought good thoughts and sent out their prayers.