Being as healthy as we are in general (and having no children), I'd nearly forgotten about how annoying it is to deal with all these doctor visits. The last time I had to coordinate and schedule so much was for the last IVF, and then it was only the one RE's office. Now I have the RE and a local gynecologist who I don't really have a relationship with, and the insurance company.
Long story short, last Thursday after 15 minutes on hold to get to the receptionist and then leaving the nurse a message, I finally got a tentative surgery date of the 7th. But because they only do surgeries every other week, if they can't get my insurance company to pre-approve the surgery in time I'll have to wait until the 21st. Then that evening when we got home I found a consult confirmation in my mailbox that mentioned that they had my old insurance on file still. So I had to fax my newer card in on Friday, which means I lost at least a day, and next week is a short week because of the 4th of July - so the insurance company only has four days to respond. I know that nobody else is in a hurry, given that they do this stuff all the time and it's not a big deal, but I'd prefer not to wait another few weeks; so I may call the insurance company (or my rep) tomorrow and see if there's any way I can help speed the pre-approval along. I don't even know if that's possible, but I might as well learn how to be at least a faintly squeaky wheel.
Patience, grasshopper. No great thing is created suddenly.