So, I survived the surgery. I am minus one kidney and one ureter, but also gone is the cancer tumor within the kidney. My belly looks as if it was clawed by a velociraptor. Anyone want to come over for dinner--we are serving kidney pie?? Been home since July 4th, still hooked to Foley catheter; will be until the 17th. But I am well--I can walk around the house, eat anything I want, read down the list of books waiting for me. However, surfing will have to wait until September at least, maybe October. Say...how come all the waves and ocean water are all grey when I look at the cams?? And the bikinis are all grey as well....did the world get old?? Or is AARP running around with spray paint cans...the old morons are really putting frost on my pumpkin!!! Will be back daily to insult you all....I mean....what else have I to do now?? Been fun guys--rip a wave for old Barry. Wish you all well!