I'm having a femoral hernia repaired next week. I put off the op before but now I'm having it. It involves general anaesthetic. I've had GCA since March 2016 and was down to 2mg Prednisolone in October 2017 when I had a chest infection followed by a flare so had to go up to 20mg. I was down to 10mg at end of March 2018 when I had another flare so back up to 15mg. Now at 9.5mg. My blood markers have always reflected flares and how I feel. Last blood test 8 days ago was CRP 15 and ESR 22 - on the high side for me. Any advice re general anaesthetic? I have a phobia re hospitals. By the way, I feel that the hernia was caused by the Prednisolone.