I could last as long as a year before needing surgical repair, or NOW! I chose the "now" option. I understand the process will suck in the extreme, in that I will be completely sidelined for at least 6 weeks from running (4-6 in a sling), and it will take longer than that to get back to full range of painless motion. Waiting to fix it seems stupid, so I am heading in for the repair on the day after Christmas.
Here's hoping the doctor doesn't celebrate too much.