A couple caveats I picked up along the way:
My little Daisy’s new caretaker (where she is very loved & happy) told me she is recovering from her 17th surgery after complications from gastric bypass surgery & that she has learned that destruction of health is common for all such operations other than the sleeve. No one warned her about this.
My car had a serious chugging thing on acceleration. The auto repair told me I needed a transmission overhaul for $1,500. I took it to another less upscale repair (run by a Mexican immigrant) who said it needed maintenance, not an overhaul, & fixed it for $100. It now runs smooth as a top. So the advice is, do maintenance on your transmission. And support immigrant rights.