I'm going in for a pouchoscopy tomorrow (finally) and GI has recommended Sedation as he anticipates having to dilate a possible stricture. This is fine with me, as I have never done any type of scope without. I know some people here have done so - but I would never be able to handle it.
For whatever reason, I started thinking about the term deep sedation, and what it actually meant. Is this the same thing I've been getting all these years? I believe they've used propofol in the past - was I being sedated or is that considered general anesthesia? I will ask these questions tomorrow as well, but I'm used to being asleep during this procedures - not in some sort of twilight.
I think what I'm asking is - how can I make sure I have no alertness to what is happening tomorrow?