Do these guys even take a break for lunch??
I guess this wouldn't be a good time to watch Sienfeld and the "Junior Mints" episode.
All the best for you, Jake. You may not like hospitals, but after the surgery you just might not need to see any for a long time! You're having this experience when you're young and strong, so that you have this fresh in your mind and can avoid them for many years. Enjoy your apple picking, if that's possible today. And think of that during your recovery. One year from now, you'll be out picking apples again, but with happiness that you had your surgery and recovery. Those apples will be sweeter than they ever were before.
I've often wondered the same about the doctors and long surgeries. They probably get so intent on the surgery that time flies for them. I'm sure they rest when they take turns.
Let us know how things work out, but only when you're feeling well enough to let us know. I'm sure you will have a restless night tonight, but remember that there are a lot of people out here that will be thinking about you.
Linda - the same applies to you!! We'll be thinking of you this evening, tonight and through tomorrow. And we're hoping for a speedy recovery.