It's alive!

By yes I felt EVERYTHING - 11/01/2022 20:01

Today, I went in for surgery. All my life, my biggest fear has been that the anesthesia would paralyze me, but not actually put me to sleep. The doctors assured me the chances of that are almost none. You can probably guess how my surgery went. FML
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At least in the USA, the anesthesiologist talks to you shortly before the actual procedure. Now you have specifics to tell him. In the future always tell them about this experience. I, unfortunately know exactly what you are talking about. I have had a couple of those experiences, fortunately for relatively minor procedures - and endoscopy down my throat (that was a trip to hell) and a colonoscopy. My Dad had heart surgery and he was conscious during at least part of the operation, though not in pain. He said the worst part was hearing the surgeon say “Oh shit!” During the operation. A good anesthesiologist can do a better job of that - especially if they know you have a history…

You want me to guess? Ok, 1. Perfectly 2. They took out the wrong organ. 3. They took out the left version of one organ when it was the right one that needed removal. When will the winner be announced?

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At least in the USA, the anesthesiologist talks to you shortly before the actual procedure. Now you have specifics to tell him. In the future always tell them about this experience. I, unfortunately know exactly what you are talking about. I have had a couple of those experiences, fortunately for relatively minor procedures - and endoscopy down my throat (that was a trip to hell) and a colonoscopy. My Dad had heart surgery and he was conscious during at least part of the operation, though not in pain. He said the worst part was hearing the surgeon say “Oh shit!” During the operation. A good anesthesiologist can do a better job of that - especially if they know you have a history…

The anesthetists job is to monitor your vitals during surgery, if you were awake your heart rate would rise sharply, that’s when they know to administer more medications, if they haven’t done this you picked a bad anesthetist. For colonoscopy’s and endoscopy’s only a light sedation is used, it’s very common for the patient to wake up towards the end of the procedure

I agree with most of what you said. But at least in the USA, the patient does not pick the anesthesiologist - I assume the surgeon does and you don’t find out who is your anesthesiologist until the procedure. I agree that a good anesthesiologist should monitor closely enough to keep this from happening. But people vary in their response to anesthesia and in some cases it’s hereditary - Such as me and my father (who I look exactly like).

Yes it’s the anesthesiologist job to keep that from happening. But some people are harder to put out than others and apparently some anesthesiologists are better than others. I live in the USA, I have had multiple procedures and operations. While I had some choices with regard to the surgeon, I never had a choice of anesthesiologists. You have to explain to the anesthesiologist exactly what happened to you before every freaking time you have a medical procedure to save yourself from this if you have this particular problem.

I have had multiple surgery’s and procedures. At least in the USA you can pick your surgeon, but you don’t get to pick your anesthesiologist. You have to work with the one you were assigned. You need to tell your anesthesiologist exactly what happened in past procedures and they can adjust for that. Like policemen they tend to stick up for each other so it’s rare you will hear one say your anesthesiologist didn’t do his job very well. But they can adjust if they know you have this specific medical history.

You want me to guess? Ok, 1. Perfectly 2. They took out the wrong organ. 3. They took out the left version of one organ when it was the right one that needed removal. When will the winner be announced?

Damn it Pencil!!! Stop taking all the good guesses and give someone else a chance...

lawsuit anyone?