I was told I was one of the happier patients that they had encountered in the cardiac wing. I have Netflix, and since they had wireless I spent several of my nights before the surgery watching movies and shows on there. At one point I had several nurses and techs in the room watching with me.
It was pretty cool, they were all a great bunch of people there. There were times when I was frustrated especially when the doctors would contradict each other, but I make sure not to take it out on the nurses. And yes I was nervous and at several points scared, but I figured dwelling on it wouldn't help anything.
Now after the surgery was a different story...I am afraid the pain meds made me pretty loopy and a little uncooperative, but nothing they couldn't handle. The more I came out of the 'haze' the better they said I was.