This is not my first rodeo. One of the hardest things to do in a situation that you have no control over is to remain calm and focus on the end goal. It’s way too easy to slip into self pity or to get caught up in the frustrations of the noise. I’d really like to buy the person on either side of me headphones.
So the first thing that I found amusing on this adventure was getting admitted to the hospital itself. You have to laugh at the small stuff.
You remember that I was hallucinating over at the surgeon’s office, though I wasn’t really aware that that was what was going on. They sent me over to the hospital for a direct admission. Cindy and I sat over in the atrium for 3 hours because they were preparing a special room. Apparently they had to even remove the curtains on the windows. I’m that special.
When they finally took me upstairs, they immediately changed me into a gown and I guess sent me down to surgery. And I never saw that specially prepared room again. Totally worth that three hours of waiting.