Seems as if the implant surgery date is going to be March 21. More on that after I get a hard confirmation.
By the way, that's a Saturday. Having worked in a University Hospital radiology and surgical department for a couple of years and having seen many studies that say the quality of hospital care is not as good on the weekends, I'm not too keen on the proposed "Saturday Service," but I don't seem to have much of a choice as all surgeries for the implant are on Saturdays.
On a related note, although she does not practice in the United States, my wife is a medical doctor (of Cardiology) and is also a Registered Surgical Nurse. She will be with me pretty much the whole time before and after the surgery and so that's of great comfort to me. Nothing like having your own private Doctor and Nurse to help you pre and post-op. And, unlike most patients, I can kiss my doctor and my nurse with impunity !