Duh duh duh duh, dun dun dun dun dun, duh duh duh duh duh, dun dun dun dun dun, duh…yeah, okay, can’t get it out of my head now. Damn you Europe, and your catchy retro tune.
So, I’m sitting here at our hotel, Hotel Lucerna, in Mexicali, and just chillin’. Waiting for hubby to get up to go to dinner – the “Last Supper” as it were. Apparently we are allowed to eat (and even drink) whatever we want tonight, so after the two week pre-op diet, I am actually excited about eating, LOL.
Today was actually relatively painless. Got picked up from the airport in San Diego by Ernesto, our driver, and had about a 2 hour drive to Mexicali, mostly through desert. Of course I got to meet the other people having surgery tomorrow – Stephanie from Kansas City and Ken from Salt Lake City – which was cool. We’re all sort of in it together I guess!
After arriving at Almater hospital we met with Karla, our patient coordinator, who basically took care of us for the next couple of hours. First it was time for lab work (the standard pee in a cup and get some blood taken), then we met with Dr. Campos (who spoke to us all about nutrition and eating post-op), Dr. Aceves (who spoke with us about what to expect tomorrow), and also the anesthesiologist (who talked to us about exactly what’s going to be done).
We were also supposed to do our EKG and chest x-rays today, but the hospital was very busy, so Karla just said we can do them tomorrow morning.
Everyone we met was great, very friendly and knowledgeable, and I feel like I am absolutely I good hands for my surgery tomorrow! Almater Hospital is a great facility – much nicer than any Canadian hospital I’m sure.
So after dinner it’ll be chill out time and then bed time, since we need to meet Ernesto in the lobby to take us back to Almater at 7am. Not sure exactly where I’m going to be in the surgery line-up (either first or second I think), but either way, I’m just so happy tomorrow is the big day!!!
Still no fear…just feeling grateful and hopeful for what’s ahead…