Anti, this is shaping up to be a masterpiece of a ride report.
You've managed to hit it out of the park from multiple angles.
I can relate to the medical situation and will offer this advice. The emotional/mental scars from significant medical hurdles are much tougher to heal. Do your best to never let them take root. In other words, keep doing what you are doing; living not merely existing.
Thanks for sharing and stay safe!