Thank you so much Paul J! Your heads-up is greatly appreciated....
Of COURSE I will send jb as much love as I can gather up!! Have been through ghastly gall bladder issues myself, but lack the co-pay funds to have the damned thing removed, I can understand what he went through. While his surgery was obviously complicated and harrowing (given the lengthy hospital stay), he will be MUCH better off in the long run.
To My Darling jb: Having been in personal touch with you many times, you already KNOW I worship the (written) water you walk on.
May your recovery bring you back into the WNP fold as soon as you are up to it.
In the meantime, I send hugs to Cupcake...and hope she has family and/or friends to help her get through these times as well.