Monday, October 19, 2009

Comments on general anesthesia

My first experience with general anesthesia was pretty much anti-climatic. A quick dose of versed (midazoam), then you get wheeled into the surgery. The anesthesiologists tells you will shortly be asleep and begins injecting the propoful or "milk of amnesia". It burns a bit going up your arm but within 15-20 seconds I felt a heaviness in my chest. Next thing I remember was waking up in the recovery room like nothing ever happened. Not a bad experience.


Brian said...

I've had it twice in the last three years: I was nauseous for a full day after I woke up. Not a tragedy, of course, but not too pleasant.

PCS said...

No nausea at all for me. But then, I'd had nothing to eat or drink for 24 hrs.