I Fear Being Anesthetized

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 33 People

    I Am A Survivor

    In 2007, the movie Awake came out. I saw it shortly after it hit theatres, and it became my worst fear. I also didn't think it'd ever happen to me. Boy was I wrong. On November 8th, 2007, I went in for a 'routine" arthroscopic knee surgery. I woke up about 15 minutes after they...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    Dec 7, 2011

    Masks... anything that covers my face.

    .. no thank you... Freaks me out because of bad childhood experiences. So, I would rather be sedated, then gassed.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2014

    I Hope I Never Have to ....

    I fear it so much.  I am almost certain I will have to have surgery someday in my life; I am just so frightened I won't wake up or something.  Or I'll end up in some vegetative state the rest of my life.  I think mostly it's a control thing for me - I would be out...
    legalsexy legalsexy
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Dec 28, 2008

    Anaesthetic Fears

    I had a time when I was afraid of the Anaesthetic like:what happens if I wake up during the procedure. Anyway I was at a camp with my parents and I go to the washroom do my thing and boom! there is blood in the toilet. So after camp we go to my walk-in clinic and they did a test...
    xmod2009 xmod2009
    13-15
    Dec 6, 2010

    Worries Me a Lot!

    I never thought that I was a control freak, by any means, until recently. I found out I was going to have a small procedure done in late July.  Not a big deal whatsoever!  I know a ton of people who've had one.  But, I began to get jittery about one thing...being...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    36-40
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2008
    amygirl15 amygirl15
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2015

    I Had A Cecarean With No Pain Relief

    My cecarean was a planed sceduled cecarean. I was admitted into the hospital as I was going to have a cecarean. I already had one child born with cecarean,so I was aware of what was going to happen this time with my second child. I was given an epidural - an injection into...
    litago litago
    41-45
    Jul 20, 2011

    Being Put On My Back

    I fear going under because I have problems with breathing when I'm on my back and I'm afraid that I will suffocate unless I'm propped up.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Oct 19, 2008

    Anesthetic Awareness #2

    I have experienced Anesthetic Awareness..twice. Once when I was 3, getting my tonsils taken out and having operations on my ears and septum at the same time, I don't remember feeling anything except toward the end of the operation. I mostly just heard the doctors talking and I...
    iHatex3 iHatex3
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2009
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