Saturday August 27
Mellow day followed by poker with friends, Pat wins! what's $3 amongst friends.
Sunday August 28busy day getting lists of what we need and what I have to do for Monday's adventures. Need to get up at 4:30 amgo to bed at 8pmphone rings at 9pmfriend is calling to wish Roger wellthat's nicenow must try to get back to sleepRoger's ambien kicks in Roger snores.happy he is sleepingsad that I am notwatch reruns of House Hunter's internationalfall asleep on couchwake up 2 amgo back to bedfall asleepalarm goes off at 4:19am, I hit snoozealarm goes off again, I reset alarm for 5:19 amalarm goes off, Roger looks at time"how come its so late, we gotta get moving"I say nothingRoger grumbles, grumbles, grumblesI think about calling Becky and telling her to come pick up Roger, I am going to town to rent a truck and move outI don'tRoger continues grumblingPat contiunes to get ready for hospital, while comtemplating his early demise, decide he needs love anyway and say nothingcomtemplating his demise is too sad, and I almost start to cry and realize I have too much to do andRoger is ready to go and it is5:50amwe need to be at hospital by 6:30since this surgery isn't going to take long, I figure we need to come back to house anyway and we take off for hospital.arrive at hospital at 6:10amparking is convinently closeRoger grumbles he can walkI say nothing, park and we walk togetherup to the second floor,1st desk tells us to go to 2nd desk2nd desk shows us to the ambulatory surgery area (or something like that)Roger's special place is area 17Roger weighs in166 same as Friday at the hospitalgets his hospital bracelet, has a bar code, Roger is now scanable, I am given a pagerwalk to area 17, gets in hospital gown, nurse gets iv in for fluids and antibiotics, no problemmy faith in nurses is renewed, (I called to talk to son and daughter-in-law (Noah and Amy) on Sunday relay preious weeks adventures, Amy reassures me clinc nurses lose touch with things hospital nurses don't, Amy's sharp, love her.Roger is ready. It is 7:00amwe waitnurse checks on RogerHow much longer?Surgery is scheduled for 8:30.I am just sooooooo happy we arrived on timewe waitwe waitthey give Roger hydrocodoneTHANK YOU!we waitRoger mellows outNurse comes to take Roger upstairs to surgery prepshe scans himI go with them upstairs, in an elevator THANK YOU! (for the elevator that is)We go to a surgery waiting area (not sure where we were before, this is just closer to OR)Anatheisiologist comes to talk with us, doc comes to talk to us, nurse scans Roger, and shows me where to waitSurgery Waiting Areasmall place, lots of peopleI go downstairs to find breakfasteggs, country fries, 2 pieces bacon, I find salsa, I am thankful for salsaget coffee tooeat, head back to 3rd floor Surgery waiting area, small room, I find a chairI am sitting across from 2 women speaking a foreign language and it is loud and non-stopit is driving me crazyI step outside the door stand in the hall, leaning against the wall. I am across from a lady adminstrator sitting in a glassed in offficeshe steps out, asks if I would like to sit in her officeI say thank you yesI sit silently in her office, I enjoy the quiet for about 10 minutes, see the foreign people leave,I thank the lady for the silence and go back to the Surgery Waiting AreaIt is quiet, not silent but more quiet than it wasHouse Hunters is on the TVI see the computer screen on the wall that shows where the scanable people are, they have different colors when they are at different areasRoger is #10484 or something like thatRoger is now in surgery, it is 9:00amI wait, 9:30 nurse calls on phone they are finishing up, Roger's color changes on the computer screen,, the bright green color means he is being moved to post op.I wait, 10:00 am the doc comes into the Surgery Waiting Area, wants to talk to meeverything went well, there was very little bleeding, Roger will be in post op an hourI am sent down to 2nd floor area 17. It is sometime around 11 amRoger arrives at area 17, woozy but okayWe wait.after 30 minutes nurse asks if Roger would like something for painyes, he's a 6 (on the pain scale of 10)nurse gives hydrocodonetells us we will have to wait another hour while they monitor him after giving the hydrocodonewe waitnurse asks if Roger needs to use bathroomyeshe goescomes backnurse calls pharmacy to get Roger a suppy of hydrocodonenurse tells Roger it is about time to check out and it is time to get dressedRoger gets dressed, gets in wheelchair, nurse, me and Roger in wheelchair walk to side entranceI walk fast to go get car (remember, I was able to park close)get car, get car started, get air conditioner goingpick up Rogerit is 1 pmwe head home
It is 1:30 pm when we get home and I end here, this is getting lengthy and we still have to drive to Tulsa, since we have reserved a hotel room, so we don't have to get up again at an ungodly hour to be in Tulsa at 8:30 am Tuesday
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