It's not as bad as you think it is going to be. OK, it's not something that we're all hoping we get a chance at, but those couple of hours in the admissions clinic waiting for your turn are absolutely the toughest part.
It's only one day in your life. There are tears and grief and all the rest afterwards, but nothing is as hard as actually deciding to do it. You're through the stress of making a decision, get the next bit done and you will never be in this place again. I think we can all appreciate just what a hurdle it is, getting over the last day or so, but if it is your best chance of survival, it's worth it.
My advice is take pain relief if you need it, you may be surprised at how little you will require but don't get behind the game and make yourself miserable. Mind you, I freely admit I just love my opiates, so maybe I'm a bit biased...
As Ally has said, if you like a nice hot cuppa, take your own teabags/coffee and a thermos mug. Hot drinks in hospital are generally shite and it's nice to have something you enjoy that arrives at your bedside and isn't weak, bitter and tepid (Gawd, that sounds like me lately)
Good luck, Marg xxx