> I've sometimes wondered whether some anaesthetics might work this way: put
> you into a state of paralysis, and affect your short term memory. So you
> actually experience the doctor cutting you open, with all the concommitant
> pain, but you can't report it at the time and forget about it afterwards. If
> you knew an anaesthetic worked that way, would you agree to have it used on
> you for surgery?
When I was in high school, I read that dentists were considering
use of a new anasthetic with this property. I was revolted, and
even more revolted when none of my friends could see anything
wrong with it.
Experiences are real, whether you remember them or not.