The surgery went really well - my foot's a little swollen and bruised from the procedure, but it's healing rather rapidly. I'm glad I had the screw taken out, I can tell already the pain's going to be gone when this is all healed up.
Getting some work done on writing for my online writer's group (not so much new writing but rather critiques and commentary on others), have NOT been studying at all, and the next test is only two weeks away. Argh. My boss at least says I CAN re-schedule for the next session, which I may do, depending on how I do on the "practice exams." This section at least deals with the stuff I really feel like I know already, just from having worked at the Company for ten years. Speaking of which, my ten-year anniversary is coming up - my ten-year gift is a five-speaker RCA home entertainment sound system, although I can't seem to get sound out of the back speakers. I'm supposed to also get an in-office party with food, but since my old supervisor is between assignments and the new one isn't here yet, that's sort of in the air (along with the ten-year anniversary of our other lead worker, who started about the same time I did).
I am going to miss my old supervisor. He's been one of the best bosses ever. Once again I have been recommended for another position, however; one that hasn't been posted yet, because the guy who's in it currently recently got a promotion - and he's said a few times that I would be good in his place. My current boss told me today he recommended me for the position, and he'll set up some cross-training to see if I'd like it. So we'll see.
I have finally dropped below the plateau, and have lost 9 pounds. Keep your fingers crossed.