Medicine Buddha puja time!
When Buddha said samsara meant that we each suffer a stream of blood and a stream of tears, you weren't supposed to take it quite so literally!
I hope you recover well.
Funny you say that! The pain medication I received when I got there made tears stream out of my eyes for about nine hours, until the medication finally wore off. It was some freaky and unusual side-effect, that weepiness
Thanks again for all the supportive comments, I really appreciate it. I will most likely need surgery but it should be outpatient.
I did find that my practice helped me to handle the situation far better than I would have in the past. I guess some times it takes an unpleasant situation to really put our work to the test.