The surgery scheduler said the hospital suggested I try the local “ride on” transportation company or a taxi for transportation home. The “ride on” transportation is heavily impacted and can’t guarantee anything, and the estimated cost of the taxi for a 35 mile drive is $130. But it’s cheaper than the insurance costs of staying overnight and driving myself home the next day. So I’ve put in an online request with a taxi company to pick me up at about 12:30 tomorrow, and hopefully my neighbor can drive me up there at 7am in the morning.
Please keep your fingers and toes crossed and think good thoughts so this all works out and I don’t get stranded 35 miles away from home after my procedure tomorrow.