Hi mcarlsen -- that is excellent news that you've made it through the surgery!!

Sorry that so much went wrong but very relieved that you are alive and STRAIGHT and posting to let us know! You sound very brave. I am so happy for you, that you seem pleased that you did it.

Please keep posting when you are feeling up to it. I really hope your recovery goes smoothly and that you keep feeling better everyday. Hopefully your quality of life will be as hugely improved as Alan experienced from his surgery.

Thank you for letting us know!! It's just terrific news.
take very good care,