My first surgery was lower legs and arms. The surgeries are under local anesthesia so I was awake. Dr. Emer made me comfortable with valium and pain meds but it was still intense at times. Mostly nerve pain.. There were some ouches, oh mys, OMGs, fist clinching, pounding, squirming…. But I didn’t cry or scream…. Despite the uncomfortableness…. Here is me with Dr. Emer immediately following surgery. I am happy I did it!!!!