True, I'm not one to risk surgery just for my own convenience. That's just me. But the decision is certainly not easy no matter what. Age, risk, the type of surgery, and paying for it - all come into the mix. I'm still paying off my hand surgeries from a few years ago and will be paying just for the tests I had this year for many months to come. I can't add another surgery on top of all that.
And really, taking a pill every day is certainly no hardship. I have taken vitamins every day since I was a kid, I've been taking a thyroid pill every day for years. I don't see the difficulty of it.