Thanks all, we did have a little snicker when we realized the date.
The surgery should relieve my nerve pain/blockage but will not relieve all of my back pain since my back is worn out a bit, OK a lot. I am anxious to get this over with and the waiting now is starting to get to me. To much time to think about everything that can happen.
I appreciate all the good thoughts, I am sure they will help me in surgery and recovery. Being able to work and sleep without pain will be a new experience for me