Life is easy when you don't have a job. You can make plans at the drop of a hat. Unfortunately, you have no money. However, when you're getting treatment at a medical institution one must have a lot of time. So I suggest if you ever get a disease, you should probably be unemployed, have good insurance, and have parents with frequent flyer miles and the ability to help out with some bills.
The story as of now, is that I still don't have a surgery date. I met with the surgeon today, who wants me to come back tomorrow and get a CT scan with iodine. Tomorrow (or maybe friday morning) I should have a date.