My cell rings and I recognize the number. I smile because it's my best friend from college. I remember my plans for that Saturday very vividly. We had discussed them online several times. I was going to be going to my LLMD's office to get a hyperbaric treatment and then I was going to eat something and then I was going to head out on a 3 hour drive to see him because I hadn't met his lady yet and they were engaged. So I was really surprised when I saw his number pop up on the cell screen. I quickly answered the phone with the old style "Wassssssssssssup." I figure it was last minute details about Saturday.
Boy did I figure right on the money. He asks me how quickly I can get to his area. I hesitate trying to calculate how long my HBOT was going to last and how quickly I would be getting out of the chamber. I tell him. He asks if there is anyway I can be there earlier. I ask why. We had after all discussed my day at length. Then he says,
"because we're getting married on Saturday"
I was thrown into a little bit of excitement and a little bit of shock. I told him I would try my absolute best to be there by wedding time. I immediately knew that I would cut my HBOT chamber session short by 30 minutes and pre-pay so that I could jump out of the chamber and leave as soon as the chamber was done (sometimes there is a line after getting out so it takes a while to pay). I also knew I'd have to go dressed (or take my clothes for the wedding and change at my LLMD's office after the HBOT treatment). Like I said, I was shocked - and excited. I was going to get to meet my best friend from college - his future wife - like 2 minutes before the wedding (literally as it turned out).
Today - I head back out to celebrate with them as they celebrate their anniversary. That's exciting.