Well I am ready for the next leg of the journey. I picked up biopsy slides from Anita Imaging and delivered Dr. Englands office to be given to Advocate pathology. I had the EKG, x-ray, and blood work done. Things ave changed in the 24 years since I had surgery. Now you hydrate the night before and 6 hours before surgery, for me thats.that's 3 am. Wash with Hibiclens the night before and morning of, using a clean towel each time, brush your teeth with a new toothbrush rinse with Listerine for 30 sec. Then we leave for the. Hospital at 4 :30 am.