CC's going in this afternoon for ear tubes. She had them when she was little and was put under. How bad is it to have it done while awake? She's very nervous. I wasn't until today. Probably because I'm worrying about her worrying. The doctor told her they would numb her eardrum and the worst part is when they vacuum the fluid out. He said it's not painful, just loud. I'd be interested in hearing others experiences.