Sandra, I know this has been a struggle for you getting to the point of having surgery, but it is so worth it. I am dusting off your seat on the losers bench. You get to feeling better, you, Amy, and me, all need to meet since we all live so close.
Sandra, Good luck with your surgery. GOD will be with you, and I will put you in my prayers. God speed with a fast recovery.
ps. I dont live in Illinois, but had my surgery there, so feels like home to me.
May God be looking over you, and guiding your surgeon's hands. I hope you have the uneventful surgery and recovery that I experienced! You will never regret this choice, and it is like having a new birthday! Let us know how you do!