Hi all Would like to introduce myself, I am in the uk, Cornwall and have a patella femoral replacement booked for 04 June. A bit of background I had an acl reconstruction 25 years ago on my rt knee followed by 5 differing surgeries over the years , wash outs, lateral menisectomy etc. My sport was competitive netball, folllowed by many a year of mountaineering which added to preious ops has now left me which no cartilage on my patella at the ripe old age of 48. I would like to ask a few questions please. I know the norm is spinal these days but I have had. 8 ga ops and a real thing about spinals ( not being awake but more a phobia About being numb which is why I never had an epi when I had my kids) can any out there tell me what it’s like with a ga as most posts are from folks after spinal ie no feeling waist down when you are up. Last one .. anyone know if you can surf ♀️ post pkr??? Any help or advise would be great as getting really worried about it all now.