Maybe it's because I've watched too many movies or television series revolved around medical trauma that planted the fear of surgery in me. I know it's completely illogical and I have absolute faith in our medical system, however those daunting thoughts still occupied my mind. I had to undergo an umbilical hernia, a very common and easy day surgery.
The nurse walked me into the very sterile surgery room. Bright lights, medical equipment, and a sea of green scrubs occupied the room. Despite all of the warm and comforting words from the nurses and doctors, tears still managed to roll down my eyes as I laid on the surgery bed. The anesthetist donned a Darth Vader gas mask over my nose and mouth, and gently asked me to take deep breaths. The next thing I knew, I was in recovery awoken to the sounds of "are you feeling ok?"
Surgery really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it has made me re-think elective cosmetic surgery...maybe those body parts I once disliked really aren't that bad after all:)