Looks like I may have waited longer than optimal for my hernia surgery. The doc I just spoke with say they would "strongly recommend" general anesthesia. I asked why and was told it was because it might just be too difficult/painful for me (the hernia is around the size of half a tennis ball). I said I could deal with it, I imagine, and the doc said, well, it's hard to know, and then we might have to put you under either way in the middle of the operation.
And there's the question of letting the surgical team itself feel comfortable! 1) I want them to be able to focus, and 2) I don't want them to have unconscious irritation with me.
But, main question. Just how risky is general anesthesia? I found the following information very anti-disheartening:Choice of anesthesia
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