This morning I got a phone call from the surgeon's office, wanting to schedule my pre-op appointment! Yippee!!! That means that the "op" is a go, Dec. 16th at 12:30. That's a week from today.
The nurse on the phone didn't have any information about my MRI, but I'm assuming it was "OK" or they wouldn't be scheduling the surgery. I'm already called the onco twice to ask about the MRI, so will let it rest for now.
At this point, the only glitch is that the pre-op appointment conflicts with my appointment with the plastic surgeon. I'm sure that will be worked out somehow. I have to practice being Zen about these things.