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Date: 28.12.2011
From: Gill

Subject: Really scared!

I have been told I have got to have a knee replacement but they have now said they do this without a general anaesthetic and I am so scared. I am such a coward I have to be sedated at the dentist! Has anyone else on here had surgery whilst awake?
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Date: 28.12.2011
From: davina

Subject: Re: Really scared!

hi gill i had a little op on my foot when i was 18 and it feels uncomftable but should feel no pain. just have to look away. i wouldn't like to have it a wake i'm to a scarey cat and get sedated at dentist.
you could ask for sadation if you really feeling scared, i would look up on the net to see if they do it offen. take care and hope it goes well.x
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Date: 28.12.2011
From: Lorraine

Subject: Re: Really scared!

Yes my sister in law had her knee replaced while awake, she said it was fine felt nothing at all and no side affects with not being put to sleep ! she was up standing the next day said she would not hesitate to have the other one done the same way if needed . they will give you a mild sedative just to keep you calm hope this helps
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Date: 28.12.2011
From: Gill

Subject: Re: Really scared!

Thanks for the responses - it is the thought of being able to hear everything that is happening I just don't think I can lay there. I had my hip done last year but had a general for that.
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Date: 28.12.2011
From: marlene

Subject: Re: Really scared!

Gill, you need to tell your surgeon how you feel. I am sure he will understand and help you through. I had a small op with a local, it was painless just as they said.Most of the time my surgeon was talking about his night out so it took my mind off of it, he also chatted with me about nothing really. They do know people are nervous and are very clever at taking your mind off it. Good Luck.
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