Hang in there. The diagnosis has been made which can be the hardest part. Now it's getting prepared for surgery. Try to find a surgeon with good experience with MALS. There are those who believe in the Lap method which is less invasive but can present issues later on or there is the open method which allows them to do more with the procedure if needed. I myself had the open method as the ligament was literally wrapped around the artery numerous times. Both are viable options but will needs to be discussed. I did well but was long recovery. Have other conditions as well that have complicated things but now able to eat more volume. Again, hang in there…it does get better.