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just my two pence worth if you haven't had a reply on divernet, still a student but have just done several weeks of anaesthetics,

theoretically a GA is a drug induced coma, the drugs used do not take too long for your body to metabolise hence why you wake up quite fast after the drugs are stopped. Don't know all the details but most patients keep breathing for themselves on relativly minor ops so don't risk the problems artificial ventilation can have.

Make of the above what you will I HAVEN'T QUALIFIED YET!

personally I'd be more worried about luggin loads of heavy kit on a dodgy (see technical medical terms) knee to soon especially if you have any ACL problems too which might decrease your joint's stability
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