The end and the beginning 

She's out of surgery, everything went as good as hoped for! As the doctor put it, this is the first 10%; the rest is the next few weeks when we wait and see how recovery goes. But we are SO thankful and believe that God answered so many prayers for this day. THANK YOU!  Right now she is feeling what is referred to as phantom pain, where she still feels like her leg is there and it hurts... so our prayer now is for that to go away quickly and for the doctors and nurses to be able to manage her pain well. Thank you!