29 year old whimp
Dear university employee: Who's more important? You and your well being or your job? That job could lay you off in a week or two and then who's out? If you've got insurance? Then I'd say, go for it now while you've got the coverage. If you were in a car accident or laid up in the hospital, someone would have to cover for you. This is no different. If not having the surgery is affecting your life, then I'd say, what are you waiting for... It's not THAT long of a time off work. And if your employer loved you like your family and friends do and knew the importance of the surgery to your well being, they'd be encouraging you to do it too!! Best of Luck~!