February 9, 2016 The Surgery and Recovery
Getting to sleep the night before surgery wasn’t easy. I’m a night owl as it is, and I was anxious. I took a valium to help me relax. It didn’t touch it. At 3AM I considered taking an ambien, but decided it was too close to when I was going to have to get up. Eventually I got to sleep, but not for long.
January 19 I arrived early for my 10.15 check in for my 12.15 surgery at the Swedish Orthopedic Institute. After a few minutes wait I was called back. Questions were asked, vitals were taken. I changed into the most enormous hospital gown ever. Seriously. Two of me could have fit in that thing, and