Jun 12 11am – OR is on the lowest level of the hospital and no phone or text. Came up outside for air. No news. Still early. I did get a tour of CVRR – cardiovascular recovery room. Nurse takes person in to show what to expect immediately following surgery. Like an ICU on steroids – one nurse per patient. I have a secret number that the receptionist uses to contact me if something comes along. Also, a big status board in the waiting area listing everyone’s secret number and patient location. It’s very calm here. Almost quiet. Raining outside. Thanks for all your emails and texts – very thoughtful. Going back down.