Originally Posted by winds-of-change
He's very afraid of general anesthesia. When he had his wisdom teeth removed, he did it with novacaine only. He was afraid to be put under. I know he'll be fine. And even thankful he feels better when it's all over.
I've only had locals myself (I once had a root canal done with no anesthetic at all and I had a wisdom tooth pulled with only novacaine). I did have two epidural cortisone shots in my lower back, one with a general "sleepy med" where I was totally awake and aware but a little loopy. The other one was without the "sleepy med", and that was much better for me. No difference in the discomfort I experienced during the procedure and recovery was much much quicker.
I think that is the worst part of recovery is the long term effects of the anesthesia. My mother had major back surgery on June 1st this year and she is still all messed up from the anesthesia but she has made a full recovery from the surgery itself.
He may be a little off his game for several months, but if his septum is repaired it will be well worth it.