Thursday, August 21, 2008


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.

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