not sure what this has to do with parenting, but...
I would do what your surgeon suggests, He/she knows more about your health history and medical condition than anyone on a message board does.
“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
~ Randy Pausch
"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock
"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in Tibet