1. walk into the surgery room, sit down in the chair. They hook you up to monitors and check your blood pressure and run various baseline tests.
2. They put the needle in your arm. Then you wake up.
3. You can. although if you're uncomfortable with it you could probably take them off.
4. my Surgeons predicted around an hour, but they finished mine in 45 minutes.
5. 5 days minimum for recovery, although I got mine out almost a week ago and eating solid food is still a pain to do.
6. You do not wake up in pain, you're still under affect of the General anesthesia, you will essentially be very loopy. You may have some pain once that wears off, but your escort should have your prescribed perpicots for you at this time. Don't take them on an empty stomach, they are very strong and should be taken with something in the stomach to avoid getting sick.
7. You don' feel anything, I remember there was gauze in my mouth but i couldn't really feel it until the GA wore off.
8. Yes. It will keep you asleep. as long as your surgeon is licensed, you can trust that they will do everything correctly.
- I got mine out 6 days ago, I remember being a little nervous. It was bad weather, and we had to drive for 1 hour to our neighboring town because ours doesn't have a orthopedic surgeon. we got there, checked in, and then they called me back. I was calm, they laid me down in the chair and started hooking up monitors to me. checking my heartbeat, bloodpressure, all that stuff. Then the dentist came in, asked me some questions, and hooked the needle into my arm. I remember asking, "Is this going to knock me out?" and the next thing i remember is waking up.
When I got home i felt a little nauseous after the GA wore off, but i took a protein drink and the inflammatory pill i got to prepare for the surgery. After I took a nap, i felt completely fine. not sick, not in pain. for the next 5 days, I would say the worst part is not being able to eat any solid food. I did not have any pain whatsoever, even though i took the ibuprofen to reduce swelling.
Tips: Don't eat anything the prior to the surgery, bad news bears if you do that. Don't neglect your eating post surgery, it's important so you can keep your strength up. Ice the surgery site often, to keep the swelling down. and whenever you need, pop a pill if you're having pain.
In all, don't be afraid! before you know it you'll be healed up and better than ever. Good luck!