HI there JD and welcome to the forums. I'm sorry it's pain that brought you here, but you've found a great place for information, support and encouragement.
I'm not completely familiar with your surgery, but I'm surprised your doctor's office hasn't scheduled any type of information session for you. I wonder if it would hurt for you to call your doctor's office and ask the receptionist if that information is available somewhere. You could also ask her what the procedure is, if you want to ask your doctor questions, but you don't want to drive 5 hours to do so.
Good luck to you...I hope your surgery goes well and that you're back on your feet...I mean foot, quickly.
DX: Fibro, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Reynauds, Opthalmic Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Physically Unable to Vomit due to Nissen Surgery, Extremely tiny and scarred veins (hard start for IV's)
Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D + Multi daily