that's too bad Paul- I know you were really pinning your hopes on this one. I too was 100% against talking with any surgeon, but when I finally did, I felt better. It's true- knowledge is power. My GI kept saying the same thing to me, about
meeting with a surgeon- "This doesn't mean you have to commit to anything, it's just to get more info & look at your options." Of course THAT didn't ring true to me! But really, after talking with the surgeon, I came to the conclusion that "Hey, I could do this surgery!". And here I am, awaiting my surgery date & feeling ok about
it. Anyway- take care. I hope things go well for you, & I know you will make the right decision when it's time.