Look at it like this. You are PO'd now...what if by some freak thing you get on and tear it again.....and have to go through the surgery again.....and have to go through the waiting ALL OVER AGAIN. How far off schedule are you going to be then? And how PO'd will you be then?
Maybe waiting three weeks is not so bad compared to the alternative.
Anyway, anything you do from the saddle, you should be able to do from the ground. Maybe you could fill your time thinking of ways of communicating some of those things to her...then when you can get back on, she will already have some ground covered.