We've made it to Florida and are settled in our home away from home. We drove to Virginia to board the Amtrak Auto Train to Orlando, then back in the car for a few more hours drive to West Palm. A first for us all. Mariel did great, slept the whole night on the train and embraced the excitement of something totally new and different.
Today we had our pre-operative appointment with Dr. Paley's team at St. Mary's. We were concerned about surgical clearance as Mariel's been working out remnants of a cold. First worry out of the way, she was given the green light for the main event. Surgery is a go for tomorrow. We report at 8am and Mariel will be in the OR from 10am until about 3pm. We hope to be able to see her soon after, but before we know it I'm sure it will be evening. We'll do our best to post something afterwards to let you know how *perfectly* everything went.