The Time Has Come

Got the phone call I’ve been waiting on this morning.

The hospital called to say that I should be there at 6:30 A.M. tomorrow (June 8). Nothing to eat or drink after midnight. No aspirin, Alleve, etc. Leave all valuables at home, but bring my ID and insurance card. I can take my blood pressure med and whatever I take for my acid reflux, but with a minimum of water to wash it down.

I can bring a book, and a change of clothes if I desire, since I’ll be staying at least one night, but they can provide me with anything else I need: a fashionable hospital gown, toothbrush, shampoo, TV, etc.  Yes, I can bring my iPod if I want, but they’re not responsible if anything should happen to it.

I think that about covers it.

Wish me luck!

One thought on “The Time Has Come

  1. Hi,

    I am currently suffering with a herniated L5/S1 disc and I am curious about how your surgery turned out. I had a disc fusion in the L4/L5 8 years ago and I will never do that again. It seems like a discectomy is a much less invasive procedure than a fusion so I am looking into this as an option for when I can’t bear the pain any longer.

    I hope you are doing great and I’ll be checking back to read your updates.

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