I am hoping to get into surgery for a back operation before flying out to Florida in May. My GP has said that I must be 6 weeks post-op (I presume because of risk of DVT). The surgery has been delayed due to bed blocking and so not my fault that I will be flying out so close to the anticipated surgery date. Flights were booked in September. I really would prefer to get the surgery before I go in the hope that I can really enjoy my holiday with increased mobility and a lot less pain. Any suggestions? Other than insurers, do I need to inform the airline? I am really concerned that they will prevent me flying. I do not anticipate being immobile or requiring special assistance. HELP!