I am due at the hospital at the mundane hour of 9 a.m. The assistant who called me said that means surgery shortly before 11. I have an hour and a half of water only ... then nothing but a small amount of water with my meds in the morning. My loving sister came to town ... she's staying at a nearby hotel. Hung out with her today ... which ... how shall I say ... required some energy and patience. I keep telling friends about the BS phrase "see you on the other side" ... Some get it ... some don't ... Some feel terrified with that wording. I love the phrase! I returned to the CVS today for the tenth time this week ... purchased back-up everything ... from face lotion, sun protection, lip balm, toothpaste, air freshener ... I have laundered every piece of clothing and every sheet and pillow case that I own in the past few days. Want to make the first month as easy as possible. My mood: hyped. I guess that's my anxious state ... I'm kinda silly to tell you the truth. Putting in calls to friends and coworkers I love ... wanted to hear warm voices ... This is an interesting emotional state, I have to say.