Welcome ScaredyCathy, I'm preop but have had similar concerns, having the meeting with the Surgeon helped, I prepared as much as I could, then had a massive list of questions, it helped a lot.
Shygal, did you know the Super claim forms have changed ? Only last week.. I had mine downloaded and spent ages working on the budgets etc, but now they are super simple and you claim for early release of super through Centrelink on line... You still need the Specialist and GP signed form but you don't need to advise on budget and your outgoings... Hope that helps !!
Welcome once again ScaredyCat, this forum has everything you may ever want to know, just need to go through each of the sections, it may take awhile !