I received a call from the Portland VA just now . . . they have received additional funding to outsource some of the joint replacements on the list. (I also found out the list is now a 3 year wait . . . ) Anyway, my name came up for St. Charles and I should have a surgery date by next Friday, 18 June. That will take care of the replacement of the right hip and hopefully buy me a little time before I have to replace the right knee.
The best part of it, is that I hopefully will be able to get off the Oxyccodone!!! The surgery will be at St. Charles and I'll be able to rehab at home. This call just made a beautiful June day a beautiful GREAT June day!
I will post my surgery date when I get it.