She has been diagnosed with cancer of the appendix. Been feeling pretty lousy lately and finally got checked out and got the news a few weeks ago. She has been preparing herself for this procedure for a while, but that's a hard diagnosis for anyone to swallow. This procedure will remove the tumor and the appendix and treat the area locally with chemo. A VERY long procedure. Projected to last from 10-12 hours. Heck, my surgery 6 years ago was barely over an hour, I cannot even imagine going under for that long. Some of my plane trips haven't been that long. We are on watch at the hospital for the duration. I am trying to serve as the anchor and instill some calm, this but my wife is really worried over her sister. Waiting hours in a hospital waiting room really is not my cup of tea.