When they did that thing in hospital I only had two little pricks before they inserted a tube into my abdomen.
But not hurting is not the same as not hearing.
Phrases like - 'Jimmy usually does it like this - or I sometimes put a stitch here - what do you think?' are not reassuring.
Then there's 'Have we run out of rubber gloves again/ where's that no9 scalpel we used last week - or can you get me that allen key we used for the Billy bookcase?'
All stuff I don't want to hear.
When Lady Penelope's Ron had his bypass surgery (she was a bit pissed off about this because she'd just discovered he was having a torrid affair and had to stop being horrible to him) we just saw it as fair punishment. But I digress - apparently they did the thing through a tube inserted into the groin (ouch) area.
During his preparation when he was obviously feeling terrified the theatre staff were all discussing boyfriends and holidays until the surgeon showed up when respect and hush descended.
Z seemed to be OK with her wide awake op - she had a choice of music.
Poor Ziggi had the full knock out but was allergic to the anaesthetic which had alarming consequences.
Next time KaZ will take her ipod with earphones.
(Ed - what next time??)