Hey Doug, I'm hoping you had the surgery and everything is good. My wife had a very large Plantar wart on her heel many, many years ago. I agree the injected anesthesia is excruciating. She was holding my hand, and I swear she was going to rip my arm off. If I ever need to go through that procedure, I'm asking for a blast of Versed first. At least that way, you don't remember a thing.
I had my second hip replaced last February. They sat me on the "table", (Yes, that table) and told me a spinal tap was going in. I said "No Way, not until the Versed goes in". They obliged me. The room spun around 3 times, in 5 seconds, really fast, and I woke up in recovery! Done deal. Except for the recovery and all. (Do not drink Pepsi after major surgery,
) The only problem I have now, is I set off metal detectors.