On Thursday, my mother called in sick, having suffered from pendicitis - and her appendix was errupting while she was in bed. Two days later, she had an oppetion on her appendix at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minnesota. At the same time, Mom was coming out of the E.R. and laid to sleep.

Now, thanks to advanced medical technology, Mom recovered quickly in on of the Lakeview Hospital patient rooms

- she is coming home before the week begins in perpetuity.