Tis done, shipmates.
Surgery was quick, briefly unpleasant when the local anaesthetic went in but mostly painless, if a little bloody. Post-op, it is painful: I feel as if I’ve been smacked in the eye, with a bonus serving of pea-gravel under my eyelid. The patch comes off later today, after which I’ll be sporting a black eye.
Thanks to everyone who offered good wishes and crossed their fingers. It appears the outcome is going to be positive.
I kind of wish I’d gone out and bought the pirate hat and stuffed parrot after all…