Phil, I hope it goes well. Went through this routine with my wife on Feb 13. The surgery itself was pretty smooth (easy for me to say, heh) but the first week post surgery was rough. A lot of it depends on how well the patient transitions off the anesthesia and onto the pain meds. I was off work the whole week to help out and she kept me pretty busy. So today best wishes go to your wife, but over the next few days my condolences will be with you!