I have made it to the other side. I ended up rolling into the OR at about 11:50 am and was in my room by 3. I am not going to lie, I feel worse than I expected. I am pretty sore and am really struggling with a general "I may barf at any moment feeling". I have only had ice chips so far and even they can be tricky going down. I have no regrets, just feeling a little sorry for myself. In the end I know it will be great.