Jackie, you are not alone. I used to think that, too, because nobody ever told me that I would actually feel good after surgery. That's the main reason why I avoided it for so many years. Had I talked with someone who had had the surgery and could tell me that I was going to feel good after it, then I probably would have done it much sooner. That's why this site is so wonderful! I felt disease-free right after surgery and have felt that way ever since.