So, when the Doctor tells you that “99% of these procedures go off without a hitch, and the patient is over it within a week” you need to understand that he means “but that 1% might be you.” So it was… and I’m still recovering from the elective surgery I had a week ago and it looks like it will be another week and a half before I am back to whatever passes for normal for me. Basically in my case the “relatively simple procedure” was “complicated” because of some damage to the surrounding tissues I had received more than 25 years ago… So I fell into the 1% category. Nice.