Good god, you were awake with anesthetic during an appendix removal?????????
I'm so sorry for your daughter as well.
PTSD is a good way to describe some of this crap.
1) emergency appenctomy- they gave me a spinal which meant I was awake. You know they are "doing something down there".
(my dad- had a spinal for some thing and some family story that it was horrible so that story contributed to my SCREAMING and six people had to hold me down).
2) the f-ing orthodontist was like trips to a monthly Torture chamber
3) fortunately my daughter now has good dentists and knows how to be very careful.
like a saint he waited the 2-3 hours
Send that Saint chocolates or Flowers or something! Thank goodness he can hang with the magazine.
(in contrast when its my turn? never slept the whole night, became gravely ill, had to drive hubby anyway, pacing in the waiting room hallucinating from no sleep for hours. A man, over on another bench, as I Mumbled and paced- he commented he didn't sleep either. But he "seemed" fine. )