Just kind of echoing the other reassurances. I've had 3 ortho surgeries now- both hips and my left knee 8 weeks ago. And epidural/spinal (not well enough informed what the difference is - regardless, a needle in the back). In each instance, I was given some kind of tranq a little while before going into surgery; that is a big help, just makes you relaxed with a 'What -Me worry?' driftiness. My surgeries were at 2 different hospitals, but standard procedure in both places was to have the patient sitting up, towards the end of the bed, and leaning forward. I was given a pillow to lean against…..and, in each case, a nurse stood right alongside me for physical support (AND mental, whether or not that's part of the purpose, it helps). There is a quick bit of pricking and the whoosh, you are out. And I expect you know the reasoning behind this form of anasthetic - typically no nausea, a very fast recovery time (from the anasthetic. The the surgery, enh, that takes a bit longer). I recall when you used to be in the recovery room for a couple hours. This last time, I was awake, chatting and on my way back to my room in …less than an hour? That's certainly how it seemed. And no grogginess. I felt alert - tho later recall of things stays a bit out of reach for a while. Good luck to you, you'll do grand!