When told, back in '94, that back surgery was required to repair what ailed me, I asked to have it performed as soon as possible. Friday, May 13, was the surgeon's first open slot and I took it without having to think for a split second. I genuinely hope that your surgery is as successful as mine was and that your life is essentially pain free afterwards. Rehab is your contribution to that end so do what the physical therapists tell you to do and good luck!!