Well it sort of sucks that they couldn't do the belly button route, but hey, out is out! I am so glad you get to go home. Remember to do the deep breathing thing its important. Got to keep your lungs clear. And feel free to use the phrase, "STOP, my recent surgery" whenever someone makes you laugh too hard. OH, and one of those moshi (mooshie?) pillows is great to brace against your tummy when you need to shift position, cough, sneeze, whatever.
Glad you are doing so well. Now you can eat all those yummy Christmas goodies without worry!
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams