Do let us know how it goes Northerner. I feel your husband's anxiety. My date is just over a week away and I have to admit that it is starting to tie my stomach up in knots as the date gets closer.
That's the problem with planned surgery, you have time to worry about
it. When I had an emergency removal of my appendix a couple of years ago, I liked it much better. After my examination the ER doctor said I needed to have surgery, before I could say "Huh? What?" I was waking up in the recovery room and it was all done.