Friday, February 5, 2010

Pre-Op Jitters

So I’m just a few days away from surgery. I’ve met with everyone I need to. I’ve signed all the forms. I’ve been thinking of this for nearly a year. You’d think after that much time, I would be completely relaxed having had all the time to worry.

Well today I’m a bit nervous. I trust the doctors. I trust my decision. I feel healthy. At the same time, I’m a bit anxious.

I am very much out of my comfort zone. Most of the time, I have complete control of what I’m doing. Not this time. I will be unconscious for nearly 3 hours.

I think the biggest thing is I’ve had too much time to think. Plus, I’ve been busy at work. Trying to get all the loose ends tied up before I go in.

If you are the praying type, please pray for me to feel God's calming presence today. 


  1. G'ma & G'Pa C.February 5, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Zach,You are a very special person. We have great Faith that God will be watching over you during your surgery.

  2. You are probably going through the worst time of the whole process: the time of waiting where the mind can race and worry... Praying for God's peace "that surpasses all understanding". Thanks for keeping us all up to date. We will pray for you at my church on Sunday too. Your decision is so inspiring for all of us.

  3. Kristine Nerf JacksonFebruary 6, 2010 at 4:28 AM

    You are an amazing person. I will continue praying for you and your recepient. Best of luck!

  4. Thank you. It really helps knowing people are praying. Not that it takes away the nervousness but rather seems to give it some purpose. Like my body is getting ready for something big.