I'm so happy that they scheduled the surgery for you! I hope you get in sooner, though.
Yay for a surgery date! I know that must make you feel like you are moving forward, whoo hoo! Praying for a cancellation so you can be bumped up and an easy recovery! But a September bday present sounds pretty nice too.
I did 7 rounds of clomid, all un-monitored. My biggest side-effects were terrible hot flashes and fiery mood swings. I never got headaches though, thank goodness. Once I switched over to an RE they recommended that all Clomid patients be monitored, so definitely ask your friend what her protocol is. It can slim the lining of your uterus, but it's very case-by-case and there are easy supplements to bump it back up.
Hope you get the earlier date!
I know I'm late but Yay for a date! I hope you can get bumped up though, but until then at least you have a date to count down to.