I have been successfully de-ported!
It went fine, a bizarre procedure, slightly uncomfortable and a bit sore now the anaesthetic is wearing off, but yay it's all done.
Lovely surgical team, they used the pink swab stuff on me instead of the yucky brown one so I am now stained a vivid shade of fushia up to my neck (YAY). They were chatting and joking throughout the procedure with me, which made it so much more pleasant.
Anyway v tired, just to update....am off to have a sleep!