RH TKR - Zimmer protocol (whatever that means?) Monday 14th AU time. The hospital wants me in at 15:00 the day before - apparently some pre op tests, medications and the whole nil by mouth thing. I live alone in 2 story house so, bed set up downstairs, fridge stocked with microwavable meals, shower chair and toilet stand/support thing set up. Bag is packed and the taxi's booked. I must admit to a fair bit of trepidation, only other "surgery" I've ever had was a vasectomy 30 plus years ago - whist it was stressful in own way this is whole new level of angst. Never had a general anesthetic before. Anyway see you on the "other side"!