Thanks, Ozy & mtall. I've chosen spinal anesthesia + sedative. General involves a tube being put into your lungs and that's a bit excessive. The catheter will be in me for a while but it has zylocen jelly(or something) which is an anesthetic so it shouldn't hurt much. Just met with the physician who put me at ease.
Day 1: Surgery, ICU, room
Day 2: Catheter comes out, PT, walking
Day 3: IV comes out
Painkillers given throughout. Or so the physician says.