I was preparing for my cochlear implant surgery (see pictures above), trying to contain my fear over having surgery—especially since this is the second surgery and I know what to expect. Very unexpectedly the surgery was postponed as my surgeon was double booked, and I thought this only happened on airlines! So then looking back on my “Fear Series” I realized how unnecessary fear is because you really can’t know what will happen in the future. And now, I’m not so afraid for the surgery. It doesn’t hold the same power over me as it did before. And, it is this week, unless of course something comes up!