As soon as it is safe, get the surgery, brother. It sounds like you are suffering more now than you ever would post-op, and you'll be free to go on with your life again. I had back surgery (decompression) and after it was over I kicked myself for waiting so long in pain.
Hey Morgan, How are you? Hopefully, you had the surgery and are back to normal(?) I just wanted to tell you that my daughter's b/f just had it, didn't need a bag, had some discomfort the first week, but after 3 weeks is back to work and feeling fine. Hope everything is ok, brother. Sincerely, Snake