The first and biggest planning hurdle: They will not release me after the surgery unless there is someone there to drive me home. It turns out that Alyse has an inflexible work committment — so I'm turning to you.
I know it will be in the afternoon: I'm presently scheduled to arrive at MEEI at 11:00 a.m, but those instructions will be revised on Monday, almost certainly 1 to 3 hours later. Having been through the process once, I now know what will follow: They'll prep me, and I'll hang out on a gurney in surgery waiting for a while. A resident will give me five minutes notice when they're ready to roll me into the OR — at which point it will be just about exactly an hour until I'm released. So I can call you then, giving you an hour to get to Mass Eye & Ear, which should work from most anywhere in the Boston area.
Note: I am not sure it's strictly necessary to have someone drive me home; it's just the most obvious way to comply with a vaguely stated requirement. So if you don't drive, but could come to the hospital and go home with me in a cab (at my expense, of course), I believe that would do.
If anyone can help me out here, I'll be eternally in your debt.