(The nurse originally said I should check in at 7:30, which would have been really difficult with getting Kavi on her 7:23 bus, since the hospital is 15 minutes away -- I wrote back and asked if 7:45 would be okay, and she wrote back and said that as long as I read the consent forms thoroughly in advance, 8:00 would be fine. I'm bothering to detail all this just to illustrate that there's often a little flex in the system when you need it, if you think to ask.)
Kevin offered to get up and go with me first thing, but I told him that wasn't necessary; I'm a little nervous, but not too bad. And he's a night owl -- getting up at 7 a.m. would be painful for him. Instead, I told him to come in the afternoon and stay for a bit; I'm expecting to start getting bored and restless at some point, and it'll be good to have a distraction. Also, I want him to see the space and the environment.
Also, I'm reserving the right to call and wake him up and tell him to come right now if I start freaking out unexpectedly. Am very glad I have that option available. (He doesn't teach today.)
Off to go figure out what I should wear today. Comfy seems a priority, since I'll be sitting / reclining much of the day, so probably sweatpants. And I think a low-cut top, maybe with a cardigan or zip-up sweatshirt, so they can easily access the port? Will research. Also put together packing list: laptop and power cord, iPad mini and power cord, print book, knitting, sandwich and snacks (mild flavored and scent-less, so as to to bother anyone else) and tea and milk. (There's a little fridge where I can store my stuff; they have a coffee/tea station, but I'm betting they don't stock PG Tips.)