Mike was originally scheduled for surgery on Nov 12. The chart for that day and time looked good. Last week, it was rescheduled at the doctor’s request to Nov 5 at 2:00 pm. This chart had Neptune, associated with illusion, drugs, misdiagnosis and errors in judgment, closely conjunct the Ascendant, which governs the body and health. This was alarming, but it was less than a week to surgery. All the arrangements had been made with his manager and work team, the insurance company, FMLA, the surgeon and the surgery center, and changing anything would be difficult.
But when the surgery center called to confirm, it had apparently been moved up two hours to Noon. That was much better. Neptune was still in the first house but no longer close to the Ascendant.
The day before the surgery, the center called to say they had a cancellation, and could he make the 9:00 slot? Yes! The surgery went “great” according to the doctor and he had no side effects. There were a couple of watery issues with a leaking, gurgling humidifier and a spilled cup of water.
Postscript. The woman who had the afternoon slot was in the room next to Mike. He said she was sick all night. The surgery center called today, a day early, to see how Mike was doing. After the normal questions about his current condition, she asked if there were anything they could do better, and, specifically asked about his experience with the anesthesiologist. I may be reading more into that than warranted, but it’s suggestive about that afternoon slot.