The soonest Karen can have her surgery is probably just after the first of June. The doctor is fully booked except for this Thursday, but on Friday he's leaving town and the doctor covering for him just made the front page, in a bad way. The doctor doesn't want to do surgery and then leave abruptly. So, now, we know his policy vis-a-vis walking out in pre-op, it's fine, and in post-op, it's bad. We still don't know his policy about leaving in the middle of an operation.
If one of his patients cancels, (or dies) they may fit Karen in tomorrow. I told them we only need eight hours notice for her to fast, and we can be there. We're so flexible because while the doctor is out of town, I'm using my vacation time to take care of Karen.