josephswager, I am sure sorry to hear that you need back surgery. However, let's pray that all comes out AOK!
Four months ago a backhoe bucket hit me causing 10 broken ribs and
a crushed T10 vertebra. The Dr. will see me again in a month to see if I have to go under the knife. Ribs are OK but that vertebra keeps getting worse. Oh well.
Stamp collecting and participating in this community have kept me going.
Anywho, check out the link below for the upcoming Foreign Stamp Giveaway. A "lot" just may have something in there for you; if not, perhaps some trading material. http://goscf.com/t/39651
You can also check out the Canadian Stamps that will probably be in the giveaway here;:http://goscf.com/t/15300&whichpage=23#337735