I'm not sure the diagnosis will give me peace of mind. I've yet to see any person posting here who has had surgery and then a full year later says, "I'm doing great, no problems."
Hopefully there are some people out there like that. But it would give me much more comfort to actually hear from some of them.
That's still a major mystery here at this forum, it seems to me. I'm hoping that you, and Den, and Mello, and JCSportsman, and SH in SC, and soon Mike in Va, can all show fast, sustained recovery and take some of the mystery away.