yep, I'm alive! Woot! I've been asleep for most of the past 24 hours and drugged to the gills the rest of the time (you don't want to know how long it's taken me to type this without typos, srsly, even my FINGERS feel drugged).
Thank you a ton for all the 'hey you better stay alive'-type comments! (echoed by my cat, who keeps walking over to sniff my face and make sure I haven't become dinner yet.) I'm going to try to be coherent enough to reply later?
The docs ended up doing more than they'd originally planned, so I'm not sure how long I'm going to need to stay on the drugs, but 'alive and fumbling toward coherent' is always good in my book. :)