Taking a little medical leave... OK, I'm not going to even try to say I'm brave because right now, I'm a nervous wreck. I've elected to have a Cardiac Ablation (CA) surgical procedure. It will be done tomorrow, if I don't change my mind. Today, I have an Esophageal Echo to check for any clots around my heart and that is almost a cake walk. I thought I'd put my mind at ease last night when I couldn't sleep. I thought the best thing to do would be a Google search on (CA) recovery and pain. BIG MISTAKE! Just as everyone looks different, everyone has different experiences. However, there was a preponderance...OK, somewhat larger margin...OK, a little over 50% of patients that reported an easy recovery and mild pain. So I had to tell myself that if I'm in pain, I'll be pressing the nurse's button. So, I'm not emotionally able to paint, and post procedure, probably won't be painting again until later next week. I'