I came through the operation fine, but within two weeks I had a "mini stroke" which has left me 85% deaf in my right ear. (I'm one of the 2% who have these after the operation.)
It has given me much reflective time. At first I was really angry with God...do prayers even work? After a while I realized that prayers have prevented more than I'd bargained for.
I'll be back soon, for those who have asked. I do thank you for your continued prayers and your insights. They are precious and needed.
( A year later, I realize that this has been a blessing and have learned many things from this experience. One, how much God protected me from and how many people have so much more to overcome.)