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Oh the pressure......and the suspense!
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
I've soon got to have a general anethesic to remove a cyst from the front of the inside of the top gum. I am petrified as I've never had a 'general' before.
Don't really know what to expect. How long does a 'general' take to fully wear off?
Any reassurance would be appreciated.
Scared yours, pp
Well, the general unaesthetic is the easy bit.
The build up with hospital gowns and being pushed about on a trolley and down to the theatre full of nurses, doctor and anesthetist can be a little intimidating.....but there is really no need for it to be. You will be treated with a friendly, calm professionalism.
You will probably get a drip in your arm and a mask over your face.........the unaesthetic takes effect very quickly and painlessly.
You will completely lose this period of time, like it never existed. You will be "out" long enough to sort the problem, and may be placed in a recovery room. You will probably find you have little memory while coming round, and will feel a bit woozy and groggy.
They will give you pain relief that should make the whole thing very manageable.
With being "under" for less time, there is less likelihood of any adverse reaction, and all being well you may get home that day (but will need a driver).
PP, the thought of it is way worse than the reality.....and once you enter the hospital system, it has a way of sweeping you along on a sort of tide of professionalism.
Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
The actual op isn't long and drawn out (about 30 mins, according to the surgeon), and when I was originally referred 18 months ago they were going to do the procedure in a side room with big (frosted) window.
Hate thought of having needles shoved in every orifice, but they did say it's only 'Day Surgery'.
Thanks again, pp
I had a small op to have some screws removed from a previous op and it was a 30 minute procedure. I went in at 10am and was allowed home (had to be driven home) at 5pm the same day. Apart from a headache I was fine. It's nothing to worry about its just like going to sleep and waking up when it's all finished.
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Due to spousal commitments, I'll need to make arrangements with the school, probably request the school gives little'un a couple of days off. And also hoping the ma-in-law will be okay. She fell over on Boxing day and fractured her shoulder.
Sure it'll be fine, but can't see the woods for the trees at the moment.
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