"I needed a hernia operation, my fourth. First one was 20 years ago, second 10 years ago, third a month prior on one side and now needed the other side done.
The three prior surgeries were done with spinal anesthesia methods and went very well, so I absolutely refused general or midazolam. As I had been sexually abused as a child and then felt abused by two male doctors, later, I was adamantly against general anesthesia or memory wiping. Also, as the first three surgeries went very well I was not about to change things.