Yes - far too many for my liking! Locals I don't mind so much, but generals - going into it is not so bad (other than acknowledging the small chance that you may not come out of it), but coming out is a great experience (other than the relief that you're obviously still alive!).
I woke up in the middle of a general once and told the surgeons that it was really painful. Took them by surprise a bit...
I have had local anaesthesia, while getting dental treatment.
I had to undergo a foot surgery for which I was given option of epidural or spinal to numb only lower body or general anaesthesia, the one which puts you to sleep completely. I opted for the general. It was peaceful and acted within seconds. While revival it feels like you are drowning and someone is pulling you out of water.
I've had general anaesthetic twice - once when I was 12 for a hernia operation, and once a few years ago when I had my tonsils out. Can't say I noticed much difference between the two times, except that after the one when I was younger I was really hungry and craving greasy food. That might have just been youngster comfort eating though!
Had a lot of things happen, so I know the routine backwards.Not a lot of fun, but it sometimes is part of life.
Could not imagine what it would be like without them...Make me wonder 'how'
people managed, years and years ago.Wow!
P.S. I forgot to say, now they are much better than when I had my very first one at 19. That was 40 years ago.
The new one now, is very quick, and no real ill effects at all....I use to get quite sick, when I had those years ago.
I had a general anaesthetic once. That was fine. I've had local anaesthetic several times for dental treatment. The last two times was for wisdom tooth extraction. The first time, I had to get an extra dose because I could still feel what was being done. The second time, I told the dentist (a different one) that I could still feel it, but she continued. I thought that perhaps I was imagining things, and that there wasn't really any pain but just imagined pain as all my focus was on that area of my mouth. But afterwards, just after the wisdom tooth extraction, I was in so much pain, it was unbelievable. I had not been given enough anaesthetic. And this was at a surgery whose motto is "Discover Gentle Dental Care" and includes the words "we focus on a minimal pain dental experience to change how you feel about visiting the dentist regularly."
Yes - over the years I have had several operations entailing the use of anaesthesia. Years ago I used to get a bit of a reaction (felt nauseous) but, now anaesthetics are so sophisticated, no problem at all.