The reality of all this is finally starting to set in.
I’m in the hospital, I’m sick, and I’m about to undergo major surgery.
It pretty much hit me about 1 AM this morning. I got a roommate, and for almost an hour I had to deal with him calling for the nurse, mostly wanting something to eat, and then having to listen to him suck a can of Ensure dry with his straw, while eating grahm crackers.
I knew this would likely happen, I just wasn’t prepared for it to happen at 1 AM, nor for it to be so disrupting.
Then, no sooner do I get back to sleep, I’m awakened at 20 minutes to 3 to draw blood. She told me I was first on her list. Gimme a break! They couldn’t wait till mid morning to start drawing blood?
And as if all that wasn’t enough, at 5:30 AM, someone comes in, and starts asking questions of my roommate.
Is this the way it is in every hospital, or just the VA?
Anyways, here it is, 6:30 AM, I’m wide awake, waiting for my breakfast, and just wishing this whole ordeal was over with already.