Congrats on your good news.................I am sure that will help you and you certainly deserved it. I am so happy for you.
Consider yourself very lucky to be approved for SS disability, I also had to get a lawyer to assist as I was headed for a severe financial crisis. Long story short I was awared SS dissability, but it took almost 2 years. The lawyer Got $5,300. Just be carful as they also charged me for the paperwork that they had to find. I know this was not told to me upfront, but I just paid it, about $600. Kinda sneaky. But I was so thankful to get it over with.
As For all of your surgeries, I think you are a very curageous person to get through all of that. it's a miracle. My most feared thing is the NG tube, I will do anything not to have that, it's horrible. I have had that several times too. I hope you have a speedy recovery, and you resolve all of your problems.