Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mariposa, CA USA
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LOL Yeah, they generally use 'twilight sleep' if the surgery is quick, so the result is laughing! I slept right thru mine, thankfully!
I did have a scary moment when I was in for surgery, and woke up in the middle of it feeling like I couldn't breathe! They had me intubated and on a repirator, which was breathing for me, but I felt like I was suffocating! I couldn't move, but was totally aware of everything that was being said, and could follow the conversation the surgical team was having (about baseball!) I heard one of the nurses chideing the surgeon, saying he was all work...Thank God he was!...I didn't feel any pain, but could feel pressure, and when they moved my body to a new position. I guess the anesthesiologist realized I wasn't completely under, maybe my heartbeat spiked or BP went up?, because I heard someone say "Oh, SH*T! She's up!" then nothing. I told my surgeon my experience, and he pooh-poohed it at first, until I repeated the conversation I heard. He turned white!
It's the little things that drive me wild...