This morning at the b’crack of dawn we entered GCSA Ambulatory Surgery Center. B was my DD = Designated Driver. We weren’t the first to arrive. A lady in wheelchair with her personal nurse and an elderly couple had taken seats.
The couple was really going at it.
Him: I told you I had time for breakfast!
Her: You don’t care about me?
Then she turned on the receptionist.
Her: We hate HGTV. Where’s the remote?
Receptionist: We selected a nondescript channel here. It’s HGTV or Local channels. That’s it.
Her turning to Him: Ya hear that? Well that’s going on our survey!
Me quietly to B: If I ever act like that stop me.
B: Okay, stop it.
He’s a peach isn’t he? 🍑
The tech that checked me in was not even 30. I feel old but feeling old is fabulous.
There was a sign on the women’s bathroom to see a nurse for a pregnancy test. Apparently all women under going a procedure must rule out pregnancy first. They had signs stating this on the door, each stall, by the mirror, the hand dryer, and water fountains.
Me: Man you’ve got signs everywhere. I don’t need that right?
Nurse barely noticing me: Yes you do
Me: Uh look at my chart
Nurse: Oh, yep you’re good
Lol! No more babies for moi.
They run a tight ship as they say and we started exactly on time! I lost count of all my attendants as they worked like a well oiled machine.
First, the anesthesiologist Dr. S gave me my options. I could choose no sedation. Sacrebleu! Who’d do that? I’ll take the drugs!
Holly came in for IV which I needed no matter what. I asked, what would you do? Sedation or not? As she says, no idea I’ve never had one. Well of course not since she’s a 20 something.
All hooked up, then Rachel wheeled me to the room as I ramble. “Maybe I should’ve asked more questions?” “I’m a researcher, I ‘d research the sH!t out of my options.”
Rachel explained she couldn’t tell me which to choose. She gave some reasons: save on the cost, no insurance or insurance won’t cover that part, no driver, in recovery . And you know for a split second the cost savings spoke to me. 😮
A different anesthesiologist Dr. Ponytail is 30 year member! He was the one who actually gave me the goods. He said he was there to serve me and he’d do what I wanted. Patiently he gave even more detail. Having him attend to me was serendipity.
Then there was Michelle who assisted Dr DMM.
Finally yet a different nurse removed my IV and brought B in to get me from recovery.
I got the all clear! Actually better results than 5 years ago. Cheers 🥂 to no need for a biopsy!
Now I’m forcing myself to stay awake so I’ll sleep good tonight. Before that I’ll have a belated valentines dinner with my sweetie.
As always more to come.
PS. I slipped in several attempts at puns. See if you can find them. Duh 🙄! I know I’m not funny or clever. Just silly and happy 😃
Feature image is my treat to make up for yesterday!!