Yeah, i wish i could wait that long so i could surf the fall, but ears are basically closed. Took the next available appointment, so im set to go under Sept. 21. Not taking the chance of going in until then, unless its absolutely as good as it gets. plus, two months in the scheme of time is nothing. Will be even more frothed up once i get back in the water. check out Dr. Hetzler if your nervous. really nice guy and have heard tons of good reviews. plus, he's perfected the chisel approach so no more drilling.