I should also say that I work in the medical field and have witnessed scores of people getting and recovering from anesthesia. I also suffer with DPDR. Dentist now have many options to make dental appointments more comfortable and not so scary. I had anesthesia once when I was a kid for oral surgery and of course I didn't know what to expect and was totally trusting of my doctor and it was no big deal at all. Same situation here, did you have that thought when counting down from 10, "yeah, of course I can, I've seen this in the movies, there is no way I'm susceptible to anaesthetic..." then slide out of consciousness at 8? Stay busy doing other stuff until it is time to go. The doctor told me to do that and said I would be out before I reached 90. I have three weeks of time off from work starting today, a big deal considering I'm self employed and needed to do a lot of preparation to get to this point, and this would be the longest amount of time I've taken for myself in years; I deserve to focus on myself and work through my anxiety issues. How was your procedure? and i dont even remember that. The surgery itself doesn't worry me; I have a benign growth located in my abdomen, but it's in a convenient spot, all things considered, and will only take an hour. Tomorrow I'm getting nose surgery and I am very worried. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. ive had surgery before but that was... 15yrs ago! My cousin said that maybe i'll need anesthesia. Someone on Reddit asked, "Anesthesiologists, what are the best things people have said under the gas?" Preoperative anxiety is one of the most important problems for the patients, because it causes emotional and psychiatric problems as well as physical problems. I started counting backwards from 10, said "I don't know if this is working" and then woke up in the recovery room. I went under for getting my wisdom teeth out in high school. Just tired) they told me to count down from ten after administering the anesthesia and I don’t even remember making it past 6. I didn't think about this kind of stuff much back then, so going into it now with more knowledge is almost worse on my psyche. I have a surgery in 2 weeks and I'm terrified of general anesthesia. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I can't say about the safety of it as i'm NAD but in a patients view it's lovely and relaxing. Upper endoscopy is sedation, not GA. Just so you know for next time. I was so scared going for it I literally couldn't walk there and they had to transport me. The doctor told me that they will put an IV in me then put a mask on for oxygen, then they will start the anesthesia. You will be fine. It was like...blinking! Absolutely nothing inbetween, it was like a really deep sleep. But all-in-all, absolutely fine, 10/10 would do again. It went well. The Fear of the Dentist is a very common concern. I'm going in for surgery tomorrow. scared of anesthesia – kaufen Sie dieses Foto und finden Sie ähnliche Bilder auf Adobe Stock Either way you will be up and done before you know it. The last thing i would add is that it takes time, like up to a week, to begin to feel normal again so dont worry if you are slightly out of it!! As I get older tho, I am more aware of what "could" happen and of course I'm scared. Hello, I really want a rhinoplasty, something I've been feeling really bad about for 13 years. I am having a surgery on my knee tomorrow i tore a lateral meniscus or something and i was wondering what type of Anesthesia are they going to give and how is it going to be put into my body, most likely? Press J to jump to the feed. My sister thinks that is part of the anesthesia, I believe it happened. They put me on the bed, mask over my face and asked me to count to 10 and I can remember getting to 3 and then waking up after. Scroll down below, and don't forget to upvote your favorite funny anesthesia stories! report. Bit bleary waking up (and I puked after the tonsillectomy, which was no where near as bad as it sounds). Here are the different types of anesthesia: Local—Numbs only the area treated. I am very afraid of being put to sleep. 2. Woke up a bit confused because I didn’t remember falling asleep but I was fine after maybe 15-30 minutes of waking up (and enjoying my ice cream lol) I wasn’t loopy or high at all though. I really want to make it through this. 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