I am finding it difficult to concentrate; not just on work, but on leisure things like reading as well. I think it is nervous energy, excitement and family say fear, although I am not particularly worried about the procedure. Compared to the previous TTMaze, this is fairly minor; there are no incisions, no lung collapses and reflations, no drains and fewer, less invasive monitor insertions.
I have just received the letter officially informing me of the date and time of the procedure; unfortunately it also says I will not be allowed out until Friday morning. I have already booked the taxi for 6 a.m. to get there (£25) and Diana has arranged for a friend to help her find the hospital on Thursday night to bring me back. I may need to look at other arrangements for Friday morning.