Today is the Big Day!
We've so enjoyed our time here in Curitiba so far. We've made a wonderful friend, Gilberto, who has had us in his home twice now for homecooked meals, and he and his family have made both of us feel so very welcome and far less homesick for our own families. And I've been able to communicate with mine using video Skype for free, so that helps too.
When I post next, it will be from the hospital, post-op, hopefully letting you all know I've made it through OK. I have every confidence in the world that I will.