How common are fears of general anesthetic? I will be having surgery sometime this summer/early fall. I am okay with preop, and post op, its the surgery itself , (more specifically the general) that unnerves me. When I had my GB out 15 yrs ago, I was such a nervous wreck, I threw my mother out of the room and was ready to walk out. Thankfully my surgeon recognized my anxiety, gave me some Versed, and then next thing I knew I was waking up post op.ANy suggestions for combating this anxiety, or how to cope when the big day arrives?