Your prayers (and ours) worked. Marilyn and I thank each and everyone of you. I believe that prayers are answered one way or the other.
The surgeon met with me at about 10:00 A.M. And I quote, "Well, that was easy. Everything was as we expected it would be."
They used a 'twilight sleep' type of product and blocks on her spine and the leg. She woke up with no fog, but it took about 3 hours for the spinal to wear off and the leg was just waking tonight as I left a good 12 hours later. That is planned for and helps to eliminate any severe pain immediately following the procedure.
She has stockings that squeeze and massage both legs periodically, a mechanical drain, a passive motion machine, a pressurized ice water jacket, and drugs, all to fight the onset of bloodclots which the Dr says is our #1 enemy. The usual machines to measure vitals are working and after staring at her heart monitor all day, I'm going to take my fishing pole with me tomorrow when I go visit. I'm pretty sure I saw schools of catfish at the bottom of that screen.
I don't know where to buy nightcrawlers this time of year so I'm going with chicken livers.