When I had my hysterectomy,iIt was m~~y first operation. I, too, was scared. However, I knew that I wanted the cancer out of my body. I wanted to move to the process of fighting the disease that had invaded my body. With the help of a great team of doctors and staff, I am now in remission. Talk openly with your family and friends about your fears. Write down any and all questions you have for the doctor because you will forget them when you see the doctor. I didn't remember anything from the surgery. It was painful afterwards but that is why they give you pain meds and if you stay ahead of the pain it isn't so bad. Just follow the orders and don't do anything you aren't suppose to do. Just know that you aren't alone and that we are all here for you. The biggest thing to conquer is the fear itself. For me the biggest fear was that of the unknown. I never quite knew what to expect. Once you do, it becomes so much easier. I hope this helps and I wish you nothing but the best.