While I appreciate and understand your point of view, I am speaking for those who need the surgery for complications that go beyond the basic need for flushing. Where as I am sure you speak the truth about the benefits of flushing as opposed to the need to "go under the knife of a surgeon", in many cases (as in mine) surgery is the only option. My only wish was to convey that surgery can be and was beneficial to me in my particular case, and for those comtemplating surgery to not be afraid...that good things can come from it. Your posts made it seem like surgery is a bad idea from the get-go. That is not always the case. And thanks for the healing concern and wishes.