Today my father was scheduled for a 7:00 a.m. surgery. The hospital is an hour from my home. I decided that I would get up at 4:30, jump into a pair of jeans and a tee and drive to the hospital. I would get there in enough time to see him before he was wheeled into surgery and then go sit in my car and knit or read and wait.
The plan was that I would try to go to bed early. Of course that didn’t happen and I finally got to bed at 10:00 after making sure I had my knitting and Kindle and items for lunch, etc. I couldn’t go to sleep and couldn’t take my melatonin if I wanted to be awake enough to drive in the dark by myself. I put a movie in and set the timer on the television for 30 minutes because I am usually fast asleep within that time frame from the sound. I had to reset the timer because I had not fallen asleep and my mind was a buzz. I must have fallen asleep during the second 30 minutes. At 2:45 I woke up cold and needing a bathroom break. I heated up my bean bag, tucked it up close to my body, and attempted to go to sleep. At 4:00 I finally just got up, showered, and dressed. I checked my emails while I nibbled on a piece of toasted yeast-free bread.
Promptly at 5:00 a.m. I got in the car and hit the road. 15 minutes into my drive my cell phone rang. It was my sister. Dad’s surgery had been cancelled. I drove another 1o minutes to the next exit where I could make a turn around and drove home. It turns out that the anesthesiologist didn’t like something he saw on the chest x-ray.
I am glad that I can have my green tea again because I need the caffeine fix desperately. I hope you all had a better night’s sleep than I and am more rested.