kaycee, good luck with your back surgery on friday. i'm sure you must be anxious, but if you picked the best doc for the job, and leave the rest in the lord's hands, all will be well.
i'll be thinking aboutcha on that day. your grandpa mccoy reference cracked me up. you don't do the thing with your arms that he did, do you? it looked as though he was trying to get the hitch out of his getalong! :d
be sure to rest and take care of yourself, and don't try to do too much too soon. we all know how nurses can be!