Alex (yakshaver) wrote,
Alex
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Ride needed Tues. afternoon (June 8)

I'm very much pleased that my surgeon so readily agreed with me that in my case, reducing the net number of unproductive days trumped other concerns. It's going to save me a net three weeks or more of serious visual impairment. But of course that means I now have 3 days to plan my end of the operation — when I'd expected to have a minimum of 3 weeks.

The first and biggest planning hurdle: They will not release me after the surgery unless there is someone there to drive me home. It turns out that Alyse has an inflexible work committment — so I'm turning to you.

I know it will be in the afternoon: I'm presently scheduled to arrive at MEEI at 11:00 a.m, but those instructions will be revised on Monday, almost certainly 1 to 3 hours later. Having been through the process once, I now know what will follow: They'll prep me, and I'll hang out on a gurney in surgery waiting for a while. A resident will give me five minutes notice when they're ready to roll me into the OR — at which point it will be just about exactly an hour until I'm released. So I can call you then, giving you an hour to get to Mass Eye & Ear, which should work from most anywhere in the Boston area.

Note: I am not sure it's strictly necessary to have someone drive me home; it's just the most obvious way to comply with a vaguely stated requirement. So if you don't drive, but could come to the hospital and go home with me in a cab (at my expense, of course), I believe that would do.

If anyone can help me out here, I'll be eternally in your debt.
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