A vibration on my wrist awoke me at 5. I sat on the bed and turned it off. I then grabbed my phone and fumbled my way through the phone settings to turn off the phone alarm (set for 5:05) and the Alexa alarm (set for 5:10). They were just-in-case alarms, like I used to set when I would be called upon to drive Danica to work on those early Sunday mornings.
The house went down to 15C/59F overnight, and knowing that I needed a shower before surgery. I then accessed the thermostat app to set it to 20C/68F; this is our normal daytime temperature, but it often runs a little bit warmer. Then, it was time to go manual and also turn of the little heater in the bathroom. By 5:25 I was in there shaving and showering. Also by that time, I had availed myself of about a cup of apple juice and a cup of water: clear fluids which was all that I was allowed in take, and I had in ingest before 5:45 at that.
We weren't to hit the road until 7, but I needed to get in and out of the bathroom with my major doings before Sue would require it for her minor doings such as hair touchup and a bit of makeup. Sha was here by 7, and we were on our way to the Smiths Falls Hospital for 7:45 check-in.
Very soon, I found myself in another bathroom exchanging my daytime garments for a cap, gown and booties. I confessed to the attendant nurse that I am challenged and requested that she tie the dadgum thing up for me, and I was soon on the gurney.
I have heard that smiles reach the eyes, but you are about to witness that they don't — at least not in my case under those circumstances. I did try though.