Post # 1
unfortunately, i’m spending my long weekend getting surgery tomorrow 🙁 this is my first time being unconscious for anything medical/dental related, and i am very very nervous! have any bees been sedated? i’m getting propofol as sedation, if that makes a difference. i cant even fathom what being “knocked out” feels like. or waking up?
Post # 3
I go under and come out very easily, so when they have me count backward from 10, I usually don’t get to 8 before I’m out. Waking up is interesting… You shouldn’t be in much pain, if any, but you’re going to be groggy for a bit.
Being unconscious for surgery is a blessing, seriously! Just try to relax. Everything will be fine. 🙂
Post # 4
Good luck at surgery tomorrow. Everything is going to be fine.
Like Grape said, you will most likely go out quickly, and you will wake up groggy, It will seem like you just blinked. You have no sense of time when you are under.
Try to relax, it’s all going to be ok, and your surgery is going to help fix you!
Post # 5
You will be fine! I’ve had 2 surgeries: my knee and my wisdom teeth. Both times, I don’t even remember going “under.” Apparently, when I had knee surgery, I had to put a bonnet on and all this stuff and they took my pictures and I don’t even remember it lol.
Post # 6
I think that is just “twilight” sedation…not full on anesthesia. You will be completely out, but you probably won’t remember much (it has amnesia properties). Just try to relax, but if you are nervous, tell them. They will talk to you and try to make you feel better. 🙂 I’ve had it for my wisdom teeth and for another small procedure. I tend to get really emotional, but most people just pass out and don’t remember anything.
Good luck! You’ll do great!
Post # 7
I was really nervous the first time I went under. All I remember is talking like an idiot and then waking up in the recovery room. I luckily had no adverse side afffects. As long as you disclose all medicatal conditions, and medications you may be taking, you should be completely fine.
Post # 8
When I had my wisdom teeth I woke up bawling, crying hystercally to the point I couldn’t breath, but I kept saying “I dont know why I am crying!” They said it was just a side effet that sometimes happens.
Then when I had my son (C-Section) I went through the same thing!
Good luck! I was fine, but it was weird!
Post # 9
@bridget.sutter: I cried terrible when I woke up from my teeth, too, so I am thinking that will happen to me as well if I ever have a c section!
Good luck OP, Let us know how you feel once you are able to get back on here.
Post # 10
I cried when I woke up from my knee surgery, but my gallbladder surgery was fine.
How did your surgery go?
Post # 11
@sugarcube: I hope everything went well!
I’ve had 5 surgeries and I always go out fast and wake up super thirsty and grogy. When I had my wisdom teeth pulled I must have been out cold because I woke up in my bed at home.. I don’t remember the ride home 🙂 I was so confused when I woke up in my room and not a dentist office!
Post # 12
I was really nervous when I got knocked out for my wisdom teeth. It’s nothing. You sit down, go to sleep, and then it’s over. I had no reason to be scared, and neither do you!
Post # 13
i had general anesthesia the first time at around age 21 or 22 for my wisdom teeth. all i remember was counting back 5,4 and then i was out. i woke up in bed at home. i don’t think i was fully awake until about 6 hours later.
i just had sinus surgery this year and all i remember was 10,9 and then waking up in the recovery room and the nurses were talking about dr. seuss. they were asking, what’s his real name? and i remember trying to say, “geisel, geisel, theodore geisel.”
it took me a little while for my vitals to get to the levels where the nurses could release me. my blood pressure was too low and my heart rate was too high but we knew this going into surgery. i have a condition called tachycardia. what really helped me was my anesthesiologist called me the night before and ordered an anti-nausea patch to be placed behind my ear. i have somehow developed a sensitivity to pain meds. once i took the patch off, i was unable to take vicodin or any other form of pain meds except for tylenol. the pain was not as bad as the nausea and throwing up so after switching from vicodin to tramadol and still throwing up, i gave up and just took tylenol. ask your anesthesiologist if a patch is an option because many people react to the anesthesia and/or pain meds.