I think The Hater and I have good attitudes about the surgery. Sure, we're slightly gagged that we have to do it at all, but other than that we're really not so worried about it. In fact, we're just ready for it to be over.
My secret is this... at work they've pulled me from giving treatments to working for the radiology section of the clinic. I wasn't completely oriented to that area, which makes being there very frustrating. And then at the end of the day I go back to where I usually work and help them finish their paperwork... because that's what good team players do, especially those who have to keep missing work for stupid cancer stuff. (And my yearly evaluation is in August.)
Sure, that's not really a secret. But this is: I'm secretly glad that this whole thing timed itself so that I can miss having to cover for the other area... and next week I'm slated to cover for another physician's nurse, which I'm also not excited about doing. But! I'm getting out of it because of the surgery!
It's trickery... and that amuses me. However, I wouldn't recommend getting cancer to get out of frustrating work duties...