Updated: Sep 10, 2018
When I was a young man in the U.S. Air Force, I learned two things in Basic Training: never volunteer for anything and "hurry up & wait." The second lesson was inherent with government organizations and you just had to live with it... nothing happened fast in the U.S. Air Force. What was true 51 years ago is still true today.
It's been over 2 weeks since I was approved for knee replacement surgery and I still have no idea when said surgery is going to take place... so guess I'll "hurry up and wait."
From what I understand, "Community Care" is an intermediating agency that acts on behalf of veterans and the VA arranging surgeries and/or medical procedures with civilian medical healthcare providers. They (Community Care) are supposed to call me and gather information such as the doctor I prefer, the clinic/hospital, time frame, etc.. I have yet to hear from them.
Since I am now in Port St. Lucie helping the Westport Christian Church, I'm not in a real hurry. I want us (Westport), to get our bearings and get our footing in this new stateside mission effort before I have to leave for two or three weeks for surgery and rehab. There's tons to do at first in order to be postured for growth. So, the apparent delay is not causing overwhelming concern or consternation at this point.
I'll post the date of my surgery once I have one and in the meantime, continue for the Westport Church and this stateside mission. God bless.