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ali17 said on 04 January 2012

Taking comfort from hanabanana85 and jojostevo - I am yet another congenital hip dislocatiion girl - discovered at 21 months! I am due for a left total hip replacement on Feb 28th..... However I am totally terrified...... so many memories of many anaesthetics and operations as a little girl have left their mark. I know only too well how things have changed - I am 42 now! But I'm still really frightened. I plan to have a spinal anaesthetic - then I know I'm still alive!!! I desparately need it done as am in daily agony and my life is on hold but I just need to get over this terrible fear leading up to the op.... any tips?