Re: changed surgery date:(
Ditto. Relax and feel good that your doctor cared enough to want to do your surgery before leaving the area. That says alot about your doctor and I am sure also that he will apprise the new doc you will see after so the transition will go smoothly for you.
You've already been planning, so just a little alteration adjustment is needed is all. Go with the flow and just do what you can.
Getting all frantic will not help anything and often halts in positive production you want to get accomplished before the big date.
Just do what you can and the rest will all fall into its proper place. Sounds corny but it's true.
"believe in the beauty of your dreams"- E. Roosevelt
L5/S1 bulging @ 18, now 46; still there (but no pain)
Fusion at L4/L5 Apr -2006
Solidly Fused Nov-2006
A Success, but still improving!