Okay, it looks like Dr. P. and his staff pulled off another miracle. The insurance company approved the cryoablation today, and the surgery is on for Monday. Although I'm going into this with a LOT less information than I had with the denervation, I guess it's no less that the information that used to be provided to patients years ago, Dr. P. explained to me what they will be doing, so I understand the basics of the procedure. I just wish that there were videos of the procedure the way there are for the denervation. I'm a visual guy, as I think most men are, and as I have mentioned to Dr. P., just seeing what will be done is somewhat comforting, and takes some of the fear of the unknown away.
Unlike the previous procedures I have had done, I won't need to stay overnight at a hotel, like I did in Winter Haven. His new office is close enough to where I live, I have friends who will be able to drive me home. That alone makes me feel better, knowing I won't have to spend the night after surgery sitting in a hotel room, unable to drive, and going stir-crazy.
So, here we go again, on the quest to end this pain. Wish me luck, and I'll keep you all posted.