If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
~ A. A. Milne (January 18, 1882 - January 31, 1956)
All the physicians involved in this have said his pain can get worse ... but the condition won't. It's not like he's going to have a career-ending problem to his abdomen or groin and everything that happens is correctable with the surgery. So, to a point, yes, the pain may get worse. But he may be able to deal with the pain better, too, as we do more rehab and treatment.