A day of meetings kept me pretty busy and my mind occupied on things other than the upcoming surgery. But when I returned home for lunch, there were two messages on my answering machine—one from the insurance company and the other from the hospital.
The call from the insurance company was interesting. They said that they learned that I’d be an inpatient at t a hospital soon, and that they needed to collect some important information. When I dialed the number that they left, the entire battery of questions that needed to be answered was done with an automated voice recognition system. I didn’t speak to a human once in the entire call, yet I answered everything they needed to know. Isn’t technology wonderful? (Sarcasm.)
The call from the hospital was to schedule some pre-surgery tests—an EKG and some blood tests. Those will occur Thursday morning in Cincinnati.
Later in the afternoon, I had to call the hospital again to preregister for my stay. Again, another battery of questions. I’ve never been asked what my birthday is so many times in my life! 🙂
I’m going to schedule one more meeting with Dr. Cincy to ensure that we’re both on the same page prior to the surgery. As far as I’m concerned at this point, he’s the guy. No more research. No more reading. Move the burden from my shoulders to his and have faith that he’ll give me the best possible outcome.
I feel comfortable with my choice and I don’t feel as though I’m settling. Let’s move forward and take the next step in the process.