I think I’ve figured out the biggest hazard of having surgery. You could die of exhaustion from all the pre-op stuff you have to do. Go to doctor. Go to hospital for three hours of x-rays and tests. Go to other doctor for pre-op clearance. Go BACK to hospital for follow-up blood work to make sure potassium supplements are working. Stay up all night to be awake for the crack of ‘omg who makes appointments for 6:15am anyway?’ check in for the actual surgery. I still have the last two on my to-do list, and I am already totally worn-out from all the activity. Can’t wait for it to be done and me back home with Gertrude.