It is now the end of October and the insurance has finally approved the surgery. I now have to head to Dallas for metal allergy testing to make sure I do not have any allergies to the metal in the prosthesis. It takes three days to get that done so I am heading there next week. On Monday I am having the CT of my head done and that will be sent to the people who make the prosthesis. The prosthesis itself will take 7-8 weeks to be made. Soooooooooooooooo The surgery date is officially scheduled for January 20th, 2012. Now I am nervous.