Pre-assessment day today. Quite impressive the way the hospital dealt with it, much like a production line. Lots of prodding, swabbing and testing by various people: height, weight, lung capacity, measured for compression socks, blood tests for “everything”: swabs for MRSA in mouth, nose and groin, urine test, chat with junior doctor and all paperwork sorted out. Strangely, the paperwork was the longest session.
After the operation, I will spend a day in the High Dependency Unit and apparently will be given amiodarone; definitely not looking forward to that. It still looks like 6-8 weeks before admission.