I couldn't help but respond to something I can't agree with in this update.
In 1981, I had a cubic centimeter piece of breast tissue removed for a
biopsy. It was performed under straight local anesthesia, no sedation
whatsoever, but IV was on standby. It was not what I'd call painful. The
worst part by far was the local anesthetic injection, which was maybe
moderately painful for a few seconds. It's not something I'd consider
"painful" enough to be afraid of or "painful" enough to make an issue over.
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