If you're patiently waiting to make it through all the hating
Debating whether or not you can even weather the storm
As you lay on the table they operating to save you
It's like an angel came to you sent from the heavens above

from 50 Cent (Ft. Eminem) – Patiently Waiting Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

These two opening couplets draw a parallel between 50’s life and his career. Just as 50 survived 9 shots (with the help of modern medicine), 50’s rap career survived early turmoil and hate (with the help of noted angel, Eminem).

Also, there is a reference to that in 50’s “In da club” we can see 50 laying on a table, getting operated (to get his hip hop straight) while Eminem (and Dr.Dre) are watching.

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