Good news!! We finally saw my surgeon again today, and learned (surprise, surprise!!), that I don't need surgery, at least not for now. Rejoice, rejoice! (I'd put in a smiley face if I knew how, maybe several). It's a complicated health issue, but we had been expecting further major surgery ever since my heart surgery of a year ago this week. I didn't realize how much of a burden that had been on our thinking until today, when the weight lifted off our shoulders and we feel like we can start living again. I may (or may not) need it in the future, but for now it's back to annual monitoring. We had our travels for the next two summer planned by the time we finished the drive home!!