I wish you the best of luck. Just a small suggestion that will make you feel better-have you filled out a simple health power of attorney? If not, ask the hospital for one when they check you in. Johns Hopkins is a wonderful hospital. My brother had a liver transplant there and continually goes there for follow-up care. I've had a couple cervical surgeries so I know the nerves are with you but you will feel better after it's all over.