Anyone following me on Twitter will know that I went to the hospital this morning for some minor outpatient surgery. It wasn't a major procedure, but invasive enough that they had to give me general anesthesia. I was actually more nervous about the anesthesia than the surgery itself, because I had never undergone general before. I got some reassurances from a couple of friends who had had it before, but I was still a bit nervous. The staff at the hospital was quite nice and understanding and they did a great job reassuring me and keeping me as calm as possible, given the circumstances.
The actual experience was really easy. They gave me an IV, I looked up at the ceiling, and I was out. The next thing I remember is coughing my way into consciousness as they wheeled me into recovery. Within a few minutes, I was alert, and less than an hour after I woke up, I was discharged. (Of course, I made sure my husband sent an update to Twitter once I was in recovery. What good geek wouldn't?)
I'm home now, and I don't feel the least bit groggy or sluggish, just kind of sore in the surgery area (which is, of course, to be expected).
So, all is well. Thanks to my friends for the good thoughts via text, email, and Twitter! And thanks to Twitter for not giving us the fail-whale this morning.