I am posting at this ungodly hour as part of a psychological ploy. In case you have never had surgery, the doctors make you come in ridiculously early, after which you wait for several hours in which you are denied food and drink, even water. This is to soften you up so you’ll let them do anything to you as long as they give you drugs.

I probably won’t be available again until at least Thursday; I’ve asked someone to post Tuesday evening to let you guys know how things are going.