Today is Pre-Admissions-Testing day. I had an EKG and 3 tubes' worth of fasting bloodwork drawn. Then I got sent for a chest x-ray and for a session where I was fitted with crutches and trained in their use. (In my case, it was more like a refresher course, since I needed crutches for the same knee years ago.)
What's more, I'm still not done. I have an afternoon appointment with my primary care doctor this afternoon so he can fill out a medical clearance form.
I also have some paperwork of my own, given to me by the hospital, to fill out. It includes a Living Will(!).
Dang. All this is for OUTPATIENT surgery. I'd hate to see what the pre-op regimen is for *inpatient* procedures.