Thanks for sharing and introducing yourself. We can completely understand and sympathize with your concerns because initially the options will seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help and we’re local. It’s really good that you’ve given yourself that amount of time because you will definitely be an empowered and well informed patient by then, and maybe your thoughts on surgery will have also changed all together, which is 100% OK.
You’re definitely not alone, in fact earlier today, I met with Bella (first forum members) who’s in town for vacation and helping her American friend here for surgery. He was stressed about choosing a clinic after seeing 6 of them. We all sat down and helped him weigh the pros and cons and he feel’s a lot more comfortable now choosing. He’s a really smart guy who did a lot of homework, but choosing can be tough and we’re here to act as a sounding board to help, so feel free to post and ask anything.