My dearest Des, please know you are in my thoughts. I remember the last couple years you mentioning that if you have another attack your doc would want you to have surgery... now you've had 2 attacks! Surgery never sounds like a good thing, but maybe it is in this case. You just need to get better no matter what it takes.
Des, please keep us posted. Sending you lots of hugs and support... you are always in my thoughts.