I’ve been reading through the site for a few days now and decided to join. I’m having surgery with Dr Bove at Northwestern in Chicago this Wednesday. My anxiety is pretty high as I keep hearing this is considered a “major procedure.” Surgery will be intraoral on my right side with the tonseil removed. Dr Bove believes through the mouth is less invasive, safer to do, and faster recovery time. He’s done 20 of them so far. I have read a lot of stories on here about surgery going through the neck, I’m wondering how people did with intraoral surgery? What was recovery like? Should I worry about the surgery with hitting any arteries? Nurse told me take a Xanax the morning of to calm my nerves, still deciding if I should or not? Looking for any comfort to calm my nerves .