Thanks for the helpful replies.
Pam - I got a call today from someone who is actually nice and caring and relieved a lot of my anxiety. The procedure is cheduled for tomorrow at 1:30. I'm ging in early as that is when I can get my son to drive me. I can amuse myself with my cell phone - gets the web, TV. Since they called early and were able to find out the schedule (although the official call is later this afternoon), I was able to find a ride back, will have to call her and wait an hour for her to be able to get there. Better than driving myself! But I'm still refusing sedation unless I get to say what is used. I don't want amnesia! I lost 3 days the last time.
Mike - I have given everyone the lists of medication and food allergies and intolerances. I'm hoping to get a call from someone who can make sure anesthesia will check the "usual" meds beforehand. Most hospitals use cheap generics in multi-dose vials with preservatives. The stuff only costs a few cents more in single use doses, with no preservatives.
I think it might be possible to get the hospital to arrange transportation, but since I found a ride I'll remember that for next time.
Now all I have to do is wait and hope I get a call from at least a nurse, although my experience with them is they don't know anything about
post-polio patients. I'm still concerned because the very nice lady I did get to talk with said sedation is the same as MAC, and I will refuse that! A little relaxation is one thing; sedation to the point of unconsciousness is another!