It looks like I have to miss this year's GRL event. I've put it off as long as possible, hoping things would change but they haven't. I'm going to have to go in for surgery on my bellybutton hernia (used to be an inny. Now it's an outy). Not sure when exactly the docs want to do this but it will most likely be in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, they do not want me traveling in case it gets worse and I have to go in for emergency surgery. One good cough and I'm in the hospital, which considering I have a chest cold right now, is not a good thing. The meds they have me on are helping but it really sucks. Like I said, until this cold hit, I was really hoping to make it and put the surgery off until AFTER the conference. But that’s just not going to happen.
I hope everyone has an absolutely wonderful time and takes lots of pictures so that I can see them. I am sorry to have missed everyone. There were so many people that I was looking forward to seeing again or meeting for the very first time. Hopefully, this will all be taken care of by the next conference.