Went to my NS today and he just flat out told me that I could either take pain meds for when it gets bad and live with it or have the surgery. I go back to see him on June 12 to talk to him some more about my decisions and to talk about any concerns or questions I have! I am OFFICIALLY NERVOUS!
I can completely understand what you are going through. I was diagnosed about three weeks ago with the exact same options. I still have no idea what i am going to do, but surgery as opposed to the rest of my life on pain meds sounds like a better option. I will pray for you.