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Fear of being put to sleep and not waking up again
« on: May 12, 2014, 12:59:09 AM »
I am supposed to have surgery on my elbow soon. Its just day surgery they say takes 60 - 90 minutes to correct my ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow. Still I'm afraid of something going wrong. My biggest fear about the surgery is being put to sleep and never waking up again. Drs are just people and anyone can have a bad day. What if they cut a major artery or what if they give me too much anesthesia?

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Re: Fear of being put to sleep and not waking up again
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 02:40:34 AM »
Well, first of all, it's good to keep in mind that it's not the doctor himself that gives you the anesthesia. It takes a special doctor who has been trained specifically to give you the anesthesia, and they're very good at what they do.

Secondly, keep in mind that your elbow doesn't really carry  anything major in it for them to damage, not that they would because again, it's not a job they let anyone but the best have.

Hopefully these thoughts helped to calm you down :)

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Re: Fear of being put to sleep and not waking up again
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 02:48:18 AM »
You need to have more faith in medical professionals, they train for many many years to do this sort of thing and then they do it on a regular basis. You know how bad it would look if they couldn't do something as simple as what you're talking about? They wouldn't have their job in the first place. :P

People are put on anesthesia all the time. I had it when I got my wisdom teeth taken out. It's no big deal! :)
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Re: Fear of being put to sleep and not waking up again
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 07:50:03 AM »
I was run over by a car as a kid and had to be put under for multiple surgeries....and here I am.  I was also out for my wisdom teeth just like Descent...no biggie.   Try to relax, you will be fine!
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Re: Fear of being put to sleep and not waking up again
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 12:24:53 PM »
I have been knocked out for my Tonsils as a kid and multiple EGD's and colonoscopy's, with no issues.
Odds are you will fine.
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Re: Fear of being put to sleep and not waking up again
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 12:26:08 PM »
Sorry for the grammar, you will be fine.
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Re: Fear of being put to sleep and not waking up again
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2014, 02:37:04 PM »
I've had my tonsils and adenoids removed. What has me afraid for instance is the routine tonsil surgery Jahi Mcmath had done that left her brain dead! She started bleeding in the throat which blocked the airway. I dont understand why the doctors couldnt have done anything.
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