Basically I'm due to undergo some pretty hefty surgery in the next few months, and have been told that because of the nature of my asthma and how unstable it is, that it would be unwise for them to give me a GA and want to do my op under epidural. Problem is, I'm completely terrified of the idea of both the epidural and being awake during this. When my mum was having me, her epidural was inserted into the wrong place and she was pretty much paralysed for 3 weeks. I know the chances of it happening again are slim, but this has left me pretty much terrified of the things. I also don't want to be able to hear what's going on around me, specially seeing as it's orthopeadic related and surgeons have a tendency to use DIY tools...
I know that the chances of me getting them to change their mind, owing to the fact that I am so unstable and have ended up quite poorly with my chest. But has anyone else had an epidural for surgery with any form of asthma? And if you did how did you find it during the surgery and post op when you were recovering?