Its a baby step but I will take it.
They are all baby steps - then you notice you're a lot further down the road than you thought you were.
I find myself dressing down on the rare occasion that I am forced to see the sad clown. I do not want him thinking I am dressing up for him.
I know it is not ideal but I am sure a court would grant an extension if you had a letter from your doctor. Unless it is just a rubber stamp session? If not then you really don't want to be in chronic pain if you need your wits about you. There was a lot of sitting around on my court day.
Good luck in court and good luck with your surgery.