My husband had outpatient surgery today, general anesthesia and all. We got to the hospital at 8 am and left about 2:30 pm. All went smoothly and he is not feeling too horrible this evening. Certainly not as badly as my daughter did after having her wisdom teeth out--his was laser surgery, which apparently reduces the trauma a lot. I hadn't expected it to be so long a day, and it wasn't like I could go far because I had maybe an hour and 45 minutes between when they took my husband to the operating room and when the doctor came to talk to me and then about an hour after that they brought my husband from the recovery room to the room where I was waiting. Tomorrow I have to take him to the doctor's office to get the catheter out.