I called the Surgical Bookings at hospital this morning ... and they're saying August/September for my THR surgery. Sigh. I will still have my Pre-Admission Clinic soon, but that's 'valid' for 6 months. I reckon I'll be lucky to have this thing done by the end of the year.
This is the disadvantage of being a public Medicare patient - private patients and more urgent cases take precedence, and push you further down the waiting list. Canberra has the worst / longest waiting lists in the country, too.
The advantage of being a public patient is the operation and hospital stay don't cost me a cent. So the wait is worth it! I'll keep posting about my preps and stuff now and then, but don't have to think about it quite so seriously just yet. The waiting is the hard part!