...and then closed and sutured. In the summer of 2012 I had a colon resection done in America. I will be covering old ground (metaphorically speaking). I have an abdominal hernia that needs to be repaired. This time it will be here in China. Yes, the surgeon will recarve my old incisional line. Talk about fun! So I would appreciate prayers. It took me quite a while to get in the swing of things last time. and I'm not getting any younger. But on the bright side, I know what to expect...sort of. For the second time it will not be laparoscopic. The surgeon is dying to get his hands in there --he showed his enthusiasm. Anyone in the mood for puns? I must have a lot of guts. Rippon is really gonna rip it up. Talk about intestinal fortitude! I'll be divided asunder. I'm such a cutup.