I'm having surgery on my nose in about a week and a half. I have a deviated septum, which is blocking the air passages and making it difficult for me to breathe through my nose. It's also making me restless at night. I wake up several times during the night and my doctor told me that wasn't normal and that it was due to my nose problems. Honestly, I had no idea what a "normal" nights sleep was. I thought everyone slept fitfully at night lol. I also have a sinus infection that hasn't gone away even with months of different antibiotics. The doctors are going to clear that out too.
I was a little freaked out when they told me what they were going to do (trim down parts of the bone and cartilage in my septum to straighten it out and stick a bunch of tubes up my nose to clear out my sinuses). I'm also a little nervous because I've never had a surgery where I've had to go "under" (local or general anesthetic).
Have any of you ever had to go under an anesthetic? Is it like being totally asleep or are you still able to hear sounds/are aware of what is going on? I couldn't stand being awake when they took my wisdom teeth out, and I don't want to be awake for such an internal surgery...well, the most internal surgery I've ever had lol.