Hi all. Well here I am on the other side. Major meltdown with surgeon and anesthetist this morning. More tears than I have shed in a long time. Listed all my fears and they listened well. Was offered to postpone, go for GA and to even change leg. Was given a tablet for sedation while still on ward. Then taken down. Cannula put in elbow joint rather than hand and she was so good I didn't feel it. Local given to back and freeze spray. Unfortunately she couldn't find the right spot and took nearly 20 mins. She was about to give up and go for GA but I said I would try brave it for another try before doing that. Luckily she got it. So once it was kicked in I was given sedation and they put my headphones on with my ipod and Bon Jovi played away. I came too a little later. Felt pulling and shoving and heard lots of banging and other weird noises. Have a little wave and then fell asleep again. A little later woke again to same noises and tried to look around to see what was going on. Spoke with nurse and asked the time.. . Then I thought I fell asleep again but it appears I decided to sing along to my ipod belting out Bon Jovi songs. Fell asleep again then was woken to say it was over. Surgeon had agreed no staples so I have stitches instead. Another fear dispelled thank goodness. Now back on ward. Tea and toast consumed. Toes starting to wiggle and a bit of sensation returning to leg. Phone calls made to my daughters and husband. Now back 2hrs. What has to come I don't know. I will shout for pain relief as much as I need it rest assured. Will keep you updated as much as I am able. Feels good to be able to talk and let you know how I am. So far so good but I am not taking things for granted.