I know you'll all be as glad to hear this as I was!
Here's the news from Doris:
Joan is still in intensive care, but her surgery was successful and she's doing well; she sat in a chair for several hours today - enough to claim that her butt end was sore.
She's talking, eating Jello, and drinking ginger ale.
They are trying to get the fluid off of her body and lungs especially. Seems they pump you full of water before the operation and then purge you after. She is still being give pain meds so that she is "in and out" but that is normal.