Did I want to schedule surgery, nope. Did the flushes help?, hard to say, will surgery help?, hard to say. The only thing I know is that the pain has only worsened over time, to the point where it is constant. It's hard to sleep now, and I'm just run down all the time. I don't know what the future holds anymore, my life is completely on hold, and now I get to suffer another 6 weeks before the surgery. If the surgery does not resolve the kind of pain I'm feeling, I don't know what I'm going to do.