For you Wibley is what it is all about! We come alongside one another. If there are any questions which come to mind as you approach the next step do please cast them here for us to chime in!
Souvenirs.... ah yes, souvenirs.... such as screws and rod which were removed from part of my spine at one point. I asked for the souvenirs... and GOT them. Wicked looking screws. All is titanium. Pretty neat looking apparatus with articulating heads so they could tighten it all down just right in position.... yeah, I imagine that wire you have is quite the souvenir!
Blessings on you, and praying for you