Monday, October 18, 2010

Elevator music

We're back in Rochester. Today's agenda is a meeting with Dr. Hunter, Mike's surgeon, to find out the results from the biopsy on Friday.

We got here just after noon, and then spent some time in the Very Imposing Marble Lobby of the Gonda building. Mayo continues to seem like an operation that really has its shit together. Mike says it reminds him of Disney - they've thought about the experience they want to create and are making sure it comes through.

Clearly, this does not apply to the food served in the Gonda cafeteria, which was terrible. If General Tso was served his namesake chicken and it tasted like the version they serve here, he'd have ordered the village razed. I'm just saying, is all.

After the meeting with Dr. Hunter, we'll be checking in to the fabulous Blondell Hotel, just across the street from the Mayo St. Mary's Campus, which is where the actual surgery will take place.

Somin and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" is even more schmaltzy in a Muzak version. I'm not sure what the effect is supposed to be, but I find it kind of depressing. Kind of an odd choice for a hospital waiting area. Now it's tone to something that sounds like the romantic music from an early Disney movie.

So yeah, you're getting stream-of-consciousness live-blogging of the waiting experience. At least I'm using punctuation, so you can thank me for that.

- Kevin


Anonymous said...

Indeed I do thank you for that, Kevin:) An interesting study that would be - waiting room music! Have been thinking of you and your family all day.
Jane W.

John Slade said...

Doo de doo... Devo EZ Listening, that's what I'd recommend. Best and all.

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