I know exactly how you feel. I had nnot had general anesthesia since I was 3 yo. I had to have my appendix out last January. They did give me some ativan. The anesth. lady knew I had HA, and was petrified. So reassured me that I WOULD wake up, and then proceeded to let my husband stay with me in the holding area. She then asked me what I liked to drink or if I did drink. I was a little confused by her question. So she said "As in alcohol do you drink it, and if you do what is your favorite"? So I said Tequila. She had asked if I ever had enough where it just made me feel relaxed. I said yes,and she said that she was going to give me a" Tequila Cocktail", and I was going to be so relaxed that I would feel so much better. Yep, in two seconds, I felt wonderful. Even when they rolled me into the OR and they told me to scooch over to the OR table, I just did it. Didn't care. Then she said think of your warm beach. And next thing I know I was awake. I did not get sick. My BP was fine the entire time(I have HBP, so that is why I am scared). I was able to go home the same day. It IS scary. But know that you will be in good hands, and make sure you tell them how scared you are so they can give you something. I also had my wisdom teeth out. And that was worse then being sedated. Mine were very impacted. And was in pain for about a week. I was out of work for two weeks. Make sure you get some ice packs, pain meds, and lots of fluids. No straws. You will do great!And you will never have to worry about them again, and if you ever need surgery again, you will know what to expect.