I am in Tijuana now. I had all my pre-op tests today and I am good to have the surgery tomorrow. I was worried because Friday I went to the urgent care back home and had a UTI, so I am on anti-biotics for that. I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to do the surgery. Then today, I had a surprise monthly visitor during my flight to San Diego. How wonderful. :-( I am sure you know about the airplane bathrooms.....can barely get in let alone do anything in there. So that was a bummer, thought I had another 3-4 days before that would happen. I am staying at the Lucerna, and I really like it. There is a wonderful Mexican restaraunt diagonally across the street, next to a pharmacy. The best food ever!!! Our favorite food ever is fajitas, and theirs were awesome. I didn't care for the tortilla soup, I thought it tasted like ravioli. I am not a big guacamole person, but theirs was amazing! I have only eaten it once before and liked it. Then across the street there is a convenience store, and we got some gatorade, bottled water, drinkable yogurt, they have normal convenience store stuff there. And all the places we have been will convert the price to US dollars if you want and u can pay with US dollars. Just as an example at the Mexican restaraunt we had 1 order fajitas, tortilla soup, 2 bottled waters, 2 beers, and they brought chicken broth(that comes with a meal)and some kind of desert too. The US total was 16.42! I think we will go back again after the band and I will have that chicken broth. It does have some chicken and rice other stuff in it but I will just take the broth (it was mostly broth anyway). There is a Dominos across the street from here, if anyone's husband is interested in that. I saw a Office Depot down the street. Watch out for the drivers when walking though, they are crazy!
My experience so far here has been nice but I am terrified of surgery! I have panic disorder and terrible anxiety, and I am just so scared about it. I am hoping that I will see others at the clinic tomorrow and they can help me get excited rather than terrified. I really liked Dr. Miranda, and the other staff were nice too. I haven't met Dr. Ortiz yet. The hotel staff seem very eager to please and help out with where places are and whatever you need. So I am pleased with the hotel. And they have free wireless internet in the room. I am a little disappointed that there is no refrigerator or microwave, but I plan to use the coffee pot to get hot water for my boullion cubes. Most everyone we come in contact with can speak English, but some is not so good, so you have to rephrase and do the best you can. But the hotel staff all seem to speak English well. Well any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated and I will post again as soon as I can.