I’m pleased to report that I’m still here, and am on the mend.
The surgery seems to have gone well and I was discharged from hospital fairly soon after. I’m now back home recovering and building up the strength in my left arm and shoulder again.
The biggest drawback of the surgery is that I’m barred from driving for a couple of weeks. It’s a real pain in the neck (and shoulder) as without a car I’m pretty much trapped at home, public transport being awful in this part of London.