In seventeen days I will be laying in a hospital bed, recovering from my next (and hopefully, last) surgery. This will be the surgery where they will attempt to fix all of the things that were left broken over three and a half years ago. The goal is to repair the intestines, get them back inside my body, fix the hernia, and patch the whole abdomen with great big sheets of mesh. If all goes well they are going to try to do it laparoscopically. If when the surgeon gets in there, he can't see as well as he would like, then he'll proceed to open me up fully. The recovery time varies quite a bit depending on procedure.