Alright, I finally got my surgery scheduled for 12/17/2015 with Drs. Lekovic and Wilkinson at the House Clinic. It's going to put a damper on the Holiday season, but they had the openings in their schedules, and I thought it was best to do this ASAP. Since surgery seems to be my best option, I see no advantage in waiting.
I still haven't decided on Trans Lab or Retro Sigmoid. I can still hear conversations with my left ear, but I miss some words. If the conversations are loud, I hear everything. I'm leaning towards Retro Sigmoid, understanding that there are no guarantees, and I may lose that ear anyway.
This forum was a God-send, and I sure appreciate everybody's input.