It’s the morning of my surgery. I am third on the list and scheduled for 9am, though they can run a little late.
A new nurse just popped her head in. She didn’t know whether I needed the special pink pre-surgery wash and said I needed a doctor to ‘chart it’ if I want an emla patch. Oh oh. I hope things go up from here. I wouldn’t want to be the anaesthetist sticking anything in my arm if the arm were not already desensitised.
That aside, my pre-surgery jitters have calmed. Let it begin.