It happens every time. I get ultra-nervous as a hospital procedure approaches, be it inpatient or outpatient. (I assume this Friday’s procedure is outpatient, even though it’ll supposedly take a couple of hours to complete.) I’ve had such bad luck with hospitals and procedures/operations in the past that my mind goes into a feedback loop of worry, starting about a week before the appointed time. It’ll only get worse as the date approaches, and I can do nothing but ride it out.
Meanwhile, I’ve had to increase my pain medicine dosage. My new pain management doctor prescribed 40mg-to-60mg a day as needed, divided into three doses. I started with three 15mg doses for a total of 45mg, but pain in my foot, hip, and ear made it impossible to get a decent amount of sleep. So, last night, with my wife’s blessing, I increased the nighttime dose to 20mg, for a daily total of 50mg. I didn’t get to sleep on time due to various circumstances I won’t go into here, but when I did sleep, it was proper sleep. We’ll see if tonight is any better.
Oh, and the clip art? It’s a sacrum. Located at the bottom of the spinal column. Supposed to be involved with my procedure in some way. Not quite sure how.