Mom, who has informed me that she is not to be referred to as “a family member” anymore, is doing good. (“But Mom, it was for privacy… oh, OK, fine.”) The surgery went well and she’s recuperating as quick as she can, although it’ll still be a while. If anyone feels inspired to send a card, I’m sure she’d greatly appreciate it:
c/o Cape Cod Hospital
27 Park Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
She’s in the ICU for a couple of days, after which she’ll be back in the normal ward to keep healing up. She also thanks (as do I) everyone who sent kind thoughts.