Has anyone had or been close to someone who has had this surgery?
I have a friend who is likely facing this very soon and I’m looking for up-close-and-personal stories, the good, the bad, and the ugly. (If I can work in another cliche, I will.)
He has multiple other health issues that I won’t go into–I’m mostly wanting to hear about recovery issues, i.e., pain relief, AGE of the patient, loss of time from work, long term benefits. If you can work in something positive/optimistic, that would be great, as the research he’s done hasn’t offered much along those lines.