Posted 8/7/2018 9:25 AM (GMT -6)
Good luck. Surgery is never something we hope for, but I think it's smart to do it, and move on with life, rather than struggle for years and years, especially if you've been through all of the treatment options. Life after surgery has some benefits, not worrying about drugs, no more frequent doctor appointments, no medical expenses. I haven't even spent close to my deductible any year since surgery. Prior, I would be spending the max out of pocket, which was definitely 3 or 4 thousand dollars. It's not a ton of money, but over the course of years, it adds up. UC made my life very difficult, I was undependable, couldn't work fulltime, couldn't travel, couldn't make plans... not to say it's all peachy since, I do go more often, but that for me, is much easier than the alternative. I hope you have an easy recovery.