I got a call about a half hour ago. He has asked that I be worked into his Friday schedule since I expressed concern that my one week followup was scheduled for three weeks. Coincidence? I don't know. I will definitely have a conversation about yesterday's runaround.
The pain level is still down to a manageable number (7ish). I can live with that, especially since it should diminish even more as the day goes on.
On a happy note, Tom's coming by to take me to the store. What a guy.