The orthopedic surgeon had just set the date for my much-needed total knee replacement, and I was pumped and ready.
Until he said this:
"You'll be going home the same day. We're going to do this outpatient."
What the what? My immediate reaction was terror. How could a surgery of that magnitude be done in an outpatient format? I thought everyone stayed for days and days? Would I be safe? It sounded crazy.