I opted to be knocked out when my wt were removed. My friend had hers out with just numbing, and she said the worst part wasn't pain (she said she was NUMB) it was the sound of them being pulled! Loud long creaking like nails pulled from a board...ew!
I had some major surgery, and woke up feeling fine. A few hours later, the nurses wanted to see if I was able to get up and walk around a little. I felt terrific (morphine ROCKS!) so sat up slowly, and was great, stood up, again fine, and started walking. The nurses were talking, and sounded funny, so I said "You guys sound like you're under water!" laughing. They ran and grabbed me, all but throwing me back in bed. I guess I was passing out, something I had NEVER done in my life! But, hey..morphine ROCKS! LOL
^ haha that's why I wanted to go under! The dentist dude was like: most people want to go under because they hear loud cracking noises as they take the teeth out, haha and I can't stand to watch somebody jab their hand in my mouth :P