Well, I finally had the surgery on Wednesday. They didn't use the laser procedure, but rather cut me open. I did very well, but I can't have some solid foods for up to eight weeks.....I will gradually work my way up. I am going to go crazy without caffeine for two months, not to mention fried foods. I have a lot of staples (I hope they don't hurt when taken out.) So far I am having a fair amount of pain and some really weird dreams....but other than that, I think my recovery is coming along quite nicely.