Today I took a nice elderly gentleman to the hospital to get outpatient surgery. They couldn’t tell him the surgery time until the night before and it could’ve been anywhere in between 7 am and 11am. They would not perform the surgery unless there was a person with him and the person would have to be there a minimum of 5 hours.
I was connected with him through a Facebook plea of a mutual friend of ours (who had to work).
There’s a few people in my life that I could ask to give up a day of work starting before 7am, but I would hate to have to ask, it seems like a BIG favor.
The nurse seemed surprised that I had just met him that morning, but it’s gotta be kind of hard for a lot of people she sees every day to come up with a companion.
How do people deal with this?