I was very nervous right ahead of the surgery. I was given an injection to ease my nerves, which worked incredibly quickly. The surgery itself was straightforward. I watched a DVD, chatted to the team and snoozed. 6 hours later it was done. I was very impressed with the professionalism, skill and teamwork, as well as first class patient care. Very patient oriented.A bandage was wrapped around my head and a surgical hat to protect the grafts. Dr Rahal presribed various drugs including antiobiotics, pain killers and anti sickness tabs.I had lunch prior to leaving the institute and was given my evening meal for later. The first of 5 nights sleeping at 45 degrees lay ahead.