I called Stanford yesterday to schedule surgery. The coordinator I spoke with said she needs to talk to Dr. Hanley to see what day he'd like to do it. I guess he only does surgery on Wednesday-Friday. She said there are a couple of days left available in April, otherwise we'll be in May. I should hear back from her tomorrow or Thursday.
Now my prayer is that everything will go smoothly with the insurance. Stanford is a covered hospital on our plan, but they need to accept the authorization from our cardiologist. The coordinator said they usually can get it worked out and sometimes the cardiologist has to write a strong letter to the insurance company. She also said sometimes Dr. Hanley himself writes a letter. So we'll pray that it all works out. It would be awful to spend all this time thinking and coming to a decision, only to find out that the decision has been made for us.