Well my surgery went well, but getting all my bodily functions working turned into a bit more of a challenge. I was finally released from hospital after 17 days. But I'm home now, in time for Christmas, and improving every day.
I decided to go with the ugly duckling for this week's word.
But in keeping with the story, the ugly duckling is really a lovely swan:
Hope everyone has safe and happy holidays. Merry Christmas.