I feel the gas mask go over my nose, and as I let out a breathy laugh, my eyes close. The last thing I remember is the blinking light in the operating room.
When I later wake up, all I want to do is go back to sleep. Anesthesia makes for good naps, but also makes it really hard to wake up. My throat tingles and I announce my prescence with a loud cough.
Minutes later, I happily suck on a lemon popsicle. It soothes my aching throat from the breathing tube, but I can breathe!! My newly cleared sinuses are rejoicing and throwing their own party inside my head and I quickly join them.