Today I get a call from the surgeon's office. Am I willing to move the surgery up a week? Gee... let me check... a week less to brood on this... a week less to deal with the (admittedly mostly manageable) discomfort... yeah, I think I can do that.
(No, they're not worried about my condition; they want to accommodate some scheduling changes with staff.)
Still, that's also a week less to get things in order.