How will it feel when the doctor will give general anesthesia to me?
Hello, I am 21 years old. I am terrified of general anesthesia. I want to get the procedure done. Can someone explain how it feels? I’m scared I will be asleep thinking about the surgery or thinking that I’ve been asleep for so long. Can anyone tell me How will it feel when the doctor will give general anesthesia to me?
@sanjay-0 Hello, I can help you with this. A few months back I had surgery where I was given general anesthesia. I can tell you how it feels. You should relax and don’t think about it much. General anesthesia works by interrupting nerve signals in your brain and body. It prevents your brain from processing pain and from remembering what happened during your surgery. The anesthesiologist gives you general anesthesia and cares for you before, during, and after your surgery. A nurse anesthetist and other team members may also be involved in your care. Before your surgery, you'll get anesthesia through an IV line that goes into a vein in your arm or hand. You might also breathe in gas through a mask. You should fall asleep within a couple of minutes. Once you're asleep, the doctor might put a tube through your mouth into your windpipe. This tube ensures that you get enough oxygen during surgery. The doctor will first give you medicine to relax the muscles in your throat. You won't feel anything when the tube is inserted. During surgery, the anesthesia team will check breathing, Temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen level. After surgery, the doctor will stop your anesthesia medicines. You'll go to a recovery room, where you'll slowly wake up. The doctors and nurses will make sure you aren’t in pain and that you don't have any problems from the surgery or the anesthesia. Don’t worry you’ll be fine.