I had a hernia, which had been causing great deal of pain for the past month or so. It had probably been there for a year - I vaguely recall noticing a little bulge in the area that I ignored for a long time. This morning was the repair. All in all, it doesn't seem like it was a big deal. The surgeon says I shouldn't expect to be going back to work on Monday, but it is about 7 hours since I woke up and the local anesthetic from the procedure and the percocet they gave me when I woke up have probably worn off completely and I'm not in enough pain to take any more right now. I'm going to go easy at dinner tonight (my mother provided me with corn chowder and a live-in butler to serve it to me). But I'm not feeling any ill effects of the anesthesia and I've already matched the amount of solid food I had in 2 days after my wisdom tooth extraction, from lunch alone. The pain associated with that was much worse and I went out to a bar two days after just to prove I could. Still not sure about that company golf tournament tomorrow, though... Just fyi.