I am a little nervous as this is the first surgery I've since 1962. I am aware this is a relatively minor procedure. The prospect of a surgical scar does not particularly bother me. It beats having an ugly looking navel. However, one aspect that does put me ill at ease is that I am required to remove all piercings, i.e. my nipple rings (12 gauge). For me, there is just something inherently unnatural about not having metal rings going through my nipples. Mind, I'm reasonably sure that can be remedied with relative ease.
Now all that is left to do is arrange among my circle of friends a "responsible adult" to give me a ride home (or at least escort me home) after the procedure.
As I said before, I am a little nervous about this. As such, I would appreciate anyone out there in LiveJournalland lighting some candles to the gods on my behalf.