Looks like you and I are about the same age (68 years for me), but I didn't start riding until I was 60. My wife, who has been riding since she was two, is an excellent rider, horsewoman and teacher
. I've never had so much fun in my whole life until I started riding. So, if this surgery is the price for it, I say it was worth it. Sounds like you might feel the same way. Thanks for your encouragement. I'll be thinking about you during my recovery. God bless.