So, I spent the majority of the day running all over the northern part of the state getting all the forms and whatnot that I needed done for my surgery (8am, March 11th…first human baked potato to be carved of the day! Woohoo!)… I got everything straight with the insurance, got my blood work done and my physical (surpise, I am healthy as hell, especially for a struggling to be ex-smoker), I got my EKG (did you know it takes longer for them to actually put on all those little electrodes than it does to do the EKG itself???) I did all the pre-op paperwork (man am I tired of writing my full legal name!) and then, finally, I got to eat! Fasting for blood work when your blood work is not until 3:30 pm is a pain in the sad empty stomach.
In any event, it seems that I am cleared for take off!