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By Anonymous - / Sunday 3 June 2012 20:27 / United States
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Surgery must be pretty stressful. There's a lot of pressure involved. If anyone should be allowed to swear at work, it should be a surgeon.

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I would think a lot of pressure and stress comes from being a surgeon. OP was just trying to quickly sort the situation, swearing in the process. He wasn't having a "tempertantrum".

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Your cursing wasn't really harming her, so I doubt she would say anything. But if anything, blame the anesthesia. She could have been hallucinating for all you know.

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The anesthesiologist is the one who keeps the patient under NOT the operating doctor. And some people react differently to anesthesia.

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Actually, the surgeon doesn't administer the anesthesia, its the anesthesiologist. Two absolutely different people, so he actually doesn't deserve it.

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Surgery must be pretty stressful. There's a lot of pressure involved. If anyone should be allowed to swear at work, it should be a surgeon.

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Why WOULDN'T you swear if something was going wrong that you had to scramble to fix. Sadly my best comparison is when my controller dies when I'm standing in an obvious location on CoD.

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I use to swear like a sailor when I worked live tv and something went wrong. Think op has more of a right to that reaction.

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I'm surprised this swearing thing is such a problem. I work with doctors all the time and when there are no clients around or can hear them they swear just like everyone else. Hell some even more.

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Apparently 1 and 2 have never had surgery. If i was a doctor I'd be doing the same. I've had 7 surgeries and would not like waking up during one. If swearing helped the doctor calm down enough to put me back to sleep, have at it.

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I agree with #10. Surgery can be very stressful because your dealing with someones life. If that isn't stressful enough, imagine something going wrong. Unless ofcourse, the surgery isn't a life or death situation. If it isn't, ignore my comment and just move on... *looks away awkwardly*

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not neccisarily start to feel pain, people have woken up during surgery paralyzed, not feeling anything but fully conscious, hearing and seeing things..

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Yes unprofessional cursing. I would think waking up during surgery when you are the patient or the doctor, HOLY FU€£!!!!!!! Would he totally appropriate.

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#3 that is the fault of the millions of people who sue doctors for ridiculous things. That's why they pay millions in practice insurance and it's why our healthcare is so expensive.

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^ I wouldn't be so sure of that. It's really traumatizing to wake up in the middle of surgery

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Yes I agree, the likelihood of her remembering is not very high and even if she did remember there is no reason she would say anything about it.

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128 - If I woke up during surgery, or if I were a doctor and my patient woke up, your picture would definitely be my reaction.

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I've heard that it's so traumatic your brain blocks it out or something. I've heard friend of a friend stories about people finding out they woke up in surgery and not remembering anything.

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I've heard that it's so traumatic your brain blocks it out or something. I've heard friend of a friend stories about people finding out they woke up in surgery and not remembering anything.

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72 & 80- You both failed at your nerding. The "flashy thing" was not a deneuralizer, the deneuralizer was the very complex machine started by a bowling ball that brought back agent K's memory. The flashy thing is a neuralizer, the deneuralizer brings back your memory from getting neuralized. Pardon my extreme nerd moment. .

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54 - I doubt that after waking up during surgery, the doctor could bribe her to do anything. She would probably be too traumatized to keep her mouth shut.

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Edit to my post above: 170 not 150. And 15 is her age and 39 is his. Sorry for the interruption just needed to clarify

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Lol good job 127! But I was saying that the guy before said I meant deneurilozer. I didn't lol I just wanted that one memory erased instead of all of it/

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Actually it's a neuralyzer. A deneuralyzer would give her memory back. Oh btw I spelled that word the way they spelled it so yeah. I'm a nerd :(

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pardon my nerd but... it's actually just a neuralizer a deneuralizer reverses the effect of the neuralizer. x)

Admit it you just don't want her parents to sue you. Yet another reason why the American medical system can't really be trusted...it's only looking out for itself!

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And let me guess, another typical self-hating American who doesn't know jack about their medical care, or someone from another country trying to jump aboard the "hurr durr silly Americans" bandwagon?

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56- So would you rather the anesthesiologist gave her too much anesthesia, and she overdosed? Too little is better than too much, and because everyone is different, there are certain variables that go into determining the amount of anesthesia necessary. You can't be certain that the patient will or won't wake up. And lawsuit? Are you serious? Doctors can't gurantee a patient will stay under--they never do, so there are no grounds for a suit. The parents can't bitch about: "You promised!

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Talking shit on people you don't know? You're kind of an ignorant fool. Most likely op was worried that he almost put a minor through a traumatic experience. some doctors care, you know?

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That's the problem with people today. If something even slightly goes wrong sue the doctor. Its because of people like you that malpractice insurance is so god damn expensive. Yes us doctors make a decent amount of money but that's after years of med school and years of internship and residency. Not every little thing is a basis for a lawsuit. Personally I'd rather give up my practice than give people who would sue for anything medical treatment. Yes it was the anesthesiologists fault but everyo

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I'm pretty sure that for most surgeries the patient is forced to sign an agreement saying the patient cannot sue of anything bad happens, or the doctor will not perform the surgery. But that might not have been the case for this particular surgery.

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JayJ17: First of all, speculating about why OP cursed is just that. Speculation. Nobody but OP and God know why they were cursing, so it's not for us to say. Secondly, the patient does have a right to sue, but it doesn't mean the case will hold any ground. Again, no doctor can gurantee the effectiveness of the anesthesia, and I'm sure they tell the patients that there is a chance (albeit a slim one) that they will wake up during the operation. This way, the patient cannot say that they didn't

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118 - Doctors deserve every cent they make. They go to med school for years before they are qualified to be a doctor, then they work ridiculously long hours every day, at one of the most stressful jobs in the world. Doctors spend their days trying to improve or save other peoples lives, many of those ignorant jackoffs like you who jump to sue at the tiniest, most harmless mistake. Dumbasses like you are why heathcare cost so much, because doctors have to cover their asses with insurance so that

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Actually, she'll most likely not remember anything when she wakes. I have woken up during surgery, twice, and remember nothing. I had to be told I woke up during the actual surgery. This is an FYL.

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It's all just a big conspiracy, right 5? I wonder if the aliens did it. Seriously though, someday you might be in an emergency and need medical assistance, and they might be the only ones keeping you alive. And when that happens, you have to trust them, so I wouldn't talk bad about them.

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This has to be one of the dumbest, most irrelevant comments I've seen here on FML. Congratulations, 5.

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Traumatic, yes. Worth suing someone over and possibly costing this doctor their medical license, no. My roommate is a surgeon. Shit happens, just be glad this girl is ok. FYL op :/

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I have woken up during major surgery and I still remember it after nearly 25 years. OP should have made sure the patient didn't wake up at all.

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56- you wouldn't be saying holy muffins if you were doing surgery and the person started waking up. Just stop.

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155, I know next to nothing about anesthesia, so I'm seeking a little clarification on this... How is it that they can't know if the patient will wake up? I mean, you'd need to get the levels right to induce unconsciousness right? So, how does this change during the surgery? How is it predicted? What are the variables that can influence it? I always thought that if they put you out you were pretty much set and the only way you'll wake up is if the anesthesiologist did something wrong...this wo

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Thank you so much 98! Not all doctors are bad. Many are very caring for their patients and stress over their lives. You could ask DocBastard a thing or two about that, maybe even check out his blog.

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273 the patient can wake up paralyzed and therefore unable to tell the surgeon they are awake. there is a group of surgeons working on making it so the patients arm is unaffected by the paralysis so they may alert the surgeon, i don't know how far the research has progressed into practice yet but i saw it working on a documentary so probably not too far off...

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Admit it, you are just a stupid stereotypical brat. Yet another reason why nobody likes broken condoms because they produce retards like you...people like you are only being judgmental and racist and polluting humanity!

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296, I was meaning more what changes during surgery that the drug that induces unconsciousness fails to keep the person that way. I would have thought if it was strong enough to put them out, maintaining that level would suffice. I imagine it may be because keeping that dosage may be harmful and it is better to reduce it once unconsciousness is reached but again, I really don't have the first clue about how it all works.

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I've had multiple surgeries, most during my childhood, and I was told that I woke up multiple times, and a few times I wouldn't stop "talking" (lol... Probably sleep talking?) and not ONCE did I remember any of it after waking up. So I doubt she will remember any of it either.

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I woke up in the middle of surgery when I was 7 and they gave me gas as well. I was so traumatised that to this day I cannot have anything placed over my mouth and nose.

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Look, the fact of it is for MOST people they wake up and still aren't fully there for a while. During surgeries if a person does wake they typically won't even know they did.

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We don't know that she's necessarily a child. For example: To a 40 year old, a 20 year old could be a "young girl". It all depends on your perspective.

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I still get called a child by the older generation and I'm a 21 year old college student. However, I'd bet someone who was closer to my age would probably say I was an adult. Like I said, it's all about perspective.

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When I was 5 years old I woke during surgery, but I don't remember it. Apparently i started screaming and shit haha

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Based on the other comments she was either traumatized her entire rest of her life, or she is perfectly fine and does not remember anything about what happened.

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That would actually be kind of funny, because Doc's other FML also happens to be about cursing in front of a child.

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