Golisano Children's Hospital / Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics / Services / Visual Supports / Going to the Hospital to Have Surgery Going to the Hospital to Have Surgery I have to go to the hospital to have an operation. This may be scary, but I will be brave. When I arrive, I will wait in the waiting room. I will wait here until it is my turn.If I am scared, I can sing a song or ask for my favorite toy. This will help me be brave while I am waiting. Next, I will go to the pre-anesthesia area. I will have my own bed. The nurse will come to check my temperature and take other measurements. I will wear hospital pajamas. I will wear a hospital bracelet on my wrist. Everyone is proud to see how brave I am! The doctors will come into my room. They will talk with my parents. I can do activities in my room! I can play with toys or watch television while I am waiting.Soon, I will ride in a bed to get to the operating room. I will stay in my bed. When I am done, I will wake up and go to the recovery room.When the doctor says it's okay, I will go home. Everyone will be so happy and proud of me! This social story is brought to you by Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Golisano Childrens Hospital. Picture Communication Symbols ©1981–2015 by Mayer-Johnson LLC. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Used with permission.