It is day six since the surgery, and every day Bob seems stronger. It is such a pleasure to see. He takes two motrin twice each day, and otherwise feels no pain…but he is taking his rest seriously. Still, we find the time for slow beach walks, deep breaths, good food. We have left the minute-by-minute phase of this episode, and we are back to day-by-day. And that is a welcome change. Soon, we will go home, and our next challenge will be to maintain his rest there. We are feeling up to the challenge.