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Anesthesia fears from tonsillectomy trauma

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) | Last Active: Dec 18, 2019 | Replies (6)

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@pattywhalen

I just went through a similar experience. I had surgery about 10 yrs ago and was “put out” for the first time. I came out and immediately was sick to my stomach. It was terrible and I swore i would never go through it again. I just had minor surgery 2 weeks ago and after much reassurance from the anesthesiologist that things have changed greatly in the past 10 years I was less anxious about it, and it was not bad at all. I suffer from panic disorder, and all i can say is that I was relaxed with a mild drug pre surgery and you go to sleep very fast and you wake up thinking that you just blinked, and no time has passed. I believe that you aren’t completely unconscious during a colonoscopy just very drowsy. Good luck, if I can get through it ANYONE can!!!

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Thanks for that. Since I’m having an endoscopy then as well, I have to be asleep. So there was no feeling of “going under”? One second you’re awake and the next second you’re waking up? That’s what I hope. Still, I’m a bad patient.

The Phobia Clinic counselor had me set up my pre-colonoscopy doctor’s visit. I did, but it took me a few days to get the courage.

Tell me, when and how did you get to talk to the Anesthesiologist? Not right before the procedure was it?