Kelly here again - Kathy is recovering well from her back surgery. Today she was very chatty and sounded almost back to normal (although she is still in some pain, and moving around stiffly). I was surprised she didn't have my father feeding her bonbons to speed her recovery!
Dad was nice enough to upload a few pictures to Flickr:
flowers, view 1
flowers, view 2
Kathy in bed
I know she has appreciated all of your warm wishes and happy thoughts - and hopefully she'll be able to tell you so herself in a few more days.