While I have a number of medical problems, they mostly fall into the "hard to cure and annoying but harmless" category. Like my psoriasis, which is just itchy and ugly, and my perforated+deviated septum, which is just... annoying. My latest issue is also in that category, but the medication to control it hasn't been working, so today I went to a specialist for it. He explains why, and says I'll need some minor outpatient surgery to fix it. So, fine. The receptionist says we can actually schedule it tomorrow after work. Yay! Annoyance gone just like that!
Apparently the doctor was understating things juuuuust a bit. After waiting a half hour for the surgery to be scheduled, I find out that no, this is fast-from-everything-even-liquids-for-8-waking-hours,general-anesthesia,no-driving,on-the-couch-for-two-days surgery that starts at 1pm (so, uh, not so much with the "after work", then). Needless to say, that isn't happening before the holidays, and certainly not with one day's notice.
On a happier note, I got my last bit of major dentistry done: a crown. I am so happy with my dentist! He's a nice guy, he does good work, actually spends more time with you than his assistant does, and he's reasonably priced. Yay!