Just a short note to let you all know that I a did survive the surgery. It was better than I expected in some ways and waaay worse in other ways (mostly related to post-surgery.) Thank you all for your concern and caring! I will write more when I feel more awake and with it. For now, I am still groggy and feeling like I came out the loser in a bout between me and a big old semi!!
I am fine, I can see out of both eyes, and I will survive!
Hugs to everyone!