Friday, December 09, 2005

Report at 6:30 am.

And we wait. And we wait. And we wait.

My Beloved is scheduled for day surgery. Surgery Time: 10:30 am. Report time: 6:30 am. That means getting up at 5:30. That is normal for me on a workday, but My Beloved is not a morning person and arises much later. Nobody could ever tell us why a 10:30 surgery required a 6:30 arrival time.

We navigate the maze that is the Medical Center and arrive at the seventh floor desk. We are immediately directed to the first floor to fill out yet more paperwork. This is despite 2 pre-opt visits and yesterday evenings 45 minute phone call. Trailing bread crumbs in our wake we go downstairs, give more of the same answers and then follow our breadcrumb trail back to our original destination. Where we sat And we sat. And we sat. And we sat.

Horton the Elephant has nothing on us.

1 comment:

Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Oh G, I do hope she's okay. I see no news yet on the current post because you're probably with her.

I am not a morning person at all. I've had too many major surgeries and yes each one scheduled noon or earlier required that blasted 6 a.m.- 6:30 arrival time. My thoughts are with you two for the best.