We took our daughter to her home last night; she really wanted to get out of that hospital and back in her own bed. We'll know in a few months if this surgery worked. If you're curious about what is happening, go to the j-pouch website. There are some good diagrams that explain it all; and when you read about it, keep in mind that her first two pouches failed from "chronic anastomosis stricturing," and we're hoping that this third one will work.
I took advantage of all the waiting time - waiting during surgery and sitting with her in her hospital room - to get a LOT of stitching done. I've been doing some ornaments, plus a cute piece about chocolate. I'll be posting pics tonight.
I just got my new order from Silkweaver - I'd asked for neutrals, and one of them is opalescent. It looks so cool! I think I'll do some sparkly Christmas ornaments on it.