Last Monday was a big day. The past few months I have been waiting for the removal of a very large (13 cm) ovarian cyst from my right ovary. I am happy to report that it was removed cleanly and without any damage to my ovary & tube, which all my doctors and surgeons had warned me of. I am thankful for their skilled expertise, the prayers and faith of countless family and friends, and the chance I have to finally be rid of something that has been a very long and painful road. Derek took a vacation week and has been with me everyday, playing doctor. He's so good at it, no wonder his patients adore him. I have been up and moving more and more everyday and feeling more like myself. It's been a week of pain, love, and a lot of sleep, but more a week of relief.