I've seen the surgeon, this morning, and he has given me a clean bill of health! He removed my stitches, and is pleased with my recovery.
The part that you just read, took about 5-10 minutes of my appointment... we spent the next twenty minutes talking about rguby. Turns out that he is as rabid about it as I am.
Even better, as I was driving up to our house, the refrigerator delivery people were parking in front!
So, it is now 10:30, and the rest of my day is clear. I could go back to work... but I'm not!