Found out yesterday that what my surgeons meant by "as soon as possible" turns out to be no sooner than 25 July.
This is most likely because my surgeries are classified as elective, rather than emergency. Pretty much everything else comes first and they've got to fit mine in when they can get a slot. I assure you, these procedures are not "elective", but I understand their point. It's just hard to wait, and wait, and wait some more.