The start to my day was painful but nonetheless good. The surgery went very well, and although I am in pain, I am otherwise feeling much better than I had expected. I read the next two chapters in Moby Dick, and I can honestly say that it is becoming one of my favorite books. I love how Herman Melville's writing style is so elaborate and detailed that I feel like I am at the scene when reading the book. I am definitely going to read more today, and also practice my WW Fenn poem. GO PATS!