I remember my date with the surgeon so well. It sounds identical to mine. The surgery isn’t pretty and I didn’t bother researching it I just got on with it.
Recovery is as much a mental and physical challenge as it is a medical one.
I told my entire family in one day and I’m glad I did I also told everyone on Facebook I didn’t want people to point and stare so I made sure everyone knew everything It’s just how I dealt with it
If I can help further please just ask