Well, I survived my surgery. Apparently, it was more difficult than anticipated. I don't have any horrifying stories except being "kicked" out of hospital before I was really able to stay awake and walk. For the first time ever, I got sick from the anesthetic. I don't recommend vomiting after abdominal surgery.
I seem to be healing well. I get my stitches out later this morning. I'll see what the doc has to say.