7 hours ago
Monday, October 31, 2016
Tomorrow They Cut on Me
...which sounds really dramatic.
Tomorrow morning at five a.m. I check in for the surgery to fix (let's hope) my hiatal hernia, which is causing my GERD, which is causing my ulcer.
Why five a.m.? That was my question as well. That's far too early for anything to happen, if you want my opinion.
My mother has come to stay with us, and will be staying at the hospital with me -- the surgeon wants to keep me overnight, to make sure I can swallow behind this operation.
Unlike Heebie, I have not fasted. In fact, because after this surgery I will be confined to a liquid diet for a month, I have been eating now everything I won't be able to eat then, including (not an exhaustive list): hamburgers, bun tom xao, Doritos, banana bread, fried whitefish, turkey on rye, and freeze-dried pears.
Most of these have not helped my ulcer, I need hardly say. Thus disproving Socrates once again. (Who would know the good and still choose wrongly? This girl, obviously.)