@Jefft1967 I’m a big believer in luck. “I’d rather be lucky than good” .
That being said, most of life and the day to day business of survival ( including defeating illness and recovering from sever injury) throughout a lifetime isn’t determined by luck. It is achieved because of things like will, making conscious decisions, desire, refusal to give up, a good environment and nutrition, and something I believe to be at least as important as anything.
Something worth living and continuing to live for. I think, on some level, this is pretty much universally true for all higher animals. I believe dogs and other domestic pets support my theory. Although nutrition and medical care have increased a percentage of their life expectancy, a loved and cared for part of a family lives longer because they want to. In the wild, some animals when old, injured, or sick (even if not mortally or terminally so ) will just go lay down, stop eating, and pass away. It is a conscious decision.
My German Shorthairs didn’t live 12 and 16 years respectively, and pull through congestive heart failures and organ failures with chances of 0, short of small miracles on nothing but luck. The main reason they and their body’s succeeded, is because they wanted to . A conscious decision that influenced both the mind and the body favorably, allowing it to recover instead of succumb.
Hard not knowing, when it’s you. Always thinking of the worst.
Same chance it’s good news though, once you get all the info and answers.
Hang in there Jeff.