As I lie here waiting for surgery, I am terrified. Terrified of the procedure. Terrified of the anesthesia. Terrified of the what the surgeon will find. Terrified of the pain that I may suffer when I awaken from the surgery. Terrified of the thought of never awakening from the surgery. Dear God, please guide my surgeon’s hands as he or she seeks to make me well again. Give him or her the knowledge and skill for a successful and positive outcome to my procedure. In addition, I pray that You will guide my entire health care team, giving them the wisdom and compassion that I will most likely need in the days to come as I seek to get well once again. Through Your grace and blessings, I will count the days until I am well again… until I am whole again.