Yesterday, I spoke with the receptionist at the clinic where the OB/GYN who will be doing my hysterectomy works to ask her to submit my paperwork to the local hospital to get a surgery date booked. She said the hospital will be in touch with me within 6-8 weeks, giving me about 2 weeks notice of the surgery date. Meaning, my surgery date should be between 8 and 10 weeks from now.
She asked if I wanted to be on cancellation list, which could get me a surgery date within days of a call, but since MSP has not yet processed the funding approval, and because I need more advance notice of that for time off work, I declined. Two months will come screaming up fast enough anyway!
UPDATE, March 5, 2009: Hysterectomy is booked for next Thursday, March 12!