The surgeon's office finally called me back. Last week I called them on Tuesday and left a voicemail. They called back on Wednesday to say that "the only thing" they needed before they could schedule the surgery was the release form from my dentist. I called the dentist. They had faxed the form on April 12. They faxed it again. I waited all day Thursday to hear from the surgeon. No dice.
On Friday morning I called the surgeon and left a voicemail. They did not call back.
Today I called the surgeon and got a little testy on my voicemail. They finally called back at 4:45. Now they say that "the only thing" they need before they can schedule the surgery is the release from my family doctor. But they will call him, they said. The woman who schedules the surgery is out of the office for two days. I should expect to hear from her on Thursday.
I am not holding my breath. If I do not hear from her by 4:00 on Thursday I am calling again (to leave another voicemail).
I tell you -- my knee better play music when I walk after all this trouble!
I have brushed my teeth, by the way.
And the SECOND load of laundry is finishing up (although I have not done the sheets, mostly because I am still in bed). The back is very wonky. The knees are about as good as my knees get.
Onward and upward!!!