Yes, but the gas was lovely. I miss it - the mask descending, smell of the rubber, feel of the padding... deep breath... chchchhcchhzzzzzzz in your ears... and off to amazing dreams.
I was offered the choice of ‘cocaine*’ but because my mum hated needles I got gassed. I didn’t get a vote.
* may have been ‘novacaine’ but that’s how it was interpreted by my mum.