5:08 am ....Woke up.
6:12 am ....Left house to pick up my dad.
6:37 am ....Picked up my dad.
7:01 am ....Arrived at hospital to check in at Day Surgery.
9:04 am ....Dad goes into nuclear medicine for lymph node mapping.
10:19 am ....Dad gets back from testing.
12:30 pm ....His surgery is supposed to start.
2:30 pm ....Getting impatient waiting for surgery.
3:00 pm ....Dad gets a Valium to calm his nerves. (remember he hasn't eaten or drunk anything or had a cigarette all day)
4:00ish pm ....Surgeon comes to apologize about running late but still can't say when he'll get to Dad. Dad is asleep.
4:20ish ....Dad wakes up and is disappointed to have missed getting to talk to (fuss at) surgeon.
5:00ish ....Dad decides that he's leaving if they don't come get him by 6:00. Nurse overhears us complaining and calls doctor.
5:15ish ....More calls back and forth from nurse to surgeon.
6:00ish ....Dad gets up and tells the nurse to give him his clothes and stuff so he can leave. Phone rings. They are on their way to get him.
6:12ish ....They take him to pre-op.
7:58 pm ....Call from OR saying they have just started on him.
9:00ish ....Surgeon comes to tell me that everything went well, gave me pain med prescription for Dad, and said we'd get results on Monday. Another seemingly insincere apology for making up wait.
9:04ish to 10:10ish ...Got get prescription filled before pharmacy closes.
10:15ish ....Got to recovery room and wait for Dad.
11:33 pm ....Finally leave hospital.
12:45 am ....Get home exhausted.
I'd love to meet one surgeon who doesn't have the God Complex.