I have to go to the Doc to see if I am well enough to have surgery. So they send me a letter saying everything I need to do...No eating after midnight for blood tests, wear comfortable clothes, bring meds, make sure you have an advanced directive in place along with a medical power of attorney in place.....wait, what? Am I going to die? Is it that dangerous? It's a hernia for Gods sake. Granted it is a big one, but WTF? Now they have me scared!
I have had several surgeries, and have no recall about having legal papers in place. I have signed many consent forms, stating that it is okay if I die, but this is really getting scary. Maybe I need to make a will. Maybe I need to cancel the surgery and live with the hernia. Maybe I need to go on vacation.
Have things changed so much since my last surgery, a few years ago? Maybe I was drugged when I signed papers, and don't remember. Just weird.