I finally have a date! July 28th. So far, all the 'sparklers' will be 'done & dusted' well before me....so I will learn from all of you. Compared to the majority of you, I haven't been in pain for as long.....since last April '15. There's no other option than to have this done - bone-on-bone with spurs. Each month, week, day....it seems to be getting worse....so the surgery date can't get here fast enough. Am having the Super Path method done....(what do I know?) but OS seems to think I'm the perfect candidate for it and I trust him. It's nice to have all the cheerleaders lined up!!!