Being a new person myself, I also appreciate this board of information and support. Now we are members of an exclusive club haha.
Since my surgery is a week before yours hopefully I will have internet access and the ability to post here and give you the low down. You can read so much stuff and everyone is different, that is kind of the scary part, not knowing what the recovery is going to be like. Anyway,
I am sure the both of us will do well and hopefully be in a position to encourage others soon. I am sooooo ready to be on the other side of this. My prayers are with you, I know what you are going through.