As the surgeon was preparing my arm and drawing on it with a marker, the anesthetist told me that she'd given me something in the IV to make me relaxed. I waited about 10 seconds and felt nothing. Then I saw the surgeon pick up some scary-looking tools.
"Did you give me the thing to help me relax?" I quickly asked the anesthetist.
"Yes," she said.
"I'm not relaxed!!!" I cried, feeling panicked. I was suddenly terrified that I was going to be this awake during the entire procedure.
Thankfully seconds later I felt the drugs hit me and I instantly got sleepy. I remember complaining that the needles they used to freeze me were painful, and then suddenly I was waking up as they closed the incision.
I later thanked the anesthetist because I said I didn't remember anything and was really relaxed. She said, "Really? You talked throughout the entire procedure."
That's a really weird thought - I wonder what I was saying? I think that's pretty common for sedation though as one of the drugs they give you causes memory loss.