Talk to your surgeonSince stress and anxiety can stem from a fear of and discomfort with "the unknown," start by getting more information. What is it specifically you'd like to know more about? If you have questions about your procedure or the recovery process, give your surgeon's office a call or make a list of questions and discuss them at your next appointment.

Think about what information might help you feel more prepared, and then brainstorm your best source for that information – your family doctor or your surgeon.