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Title: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: ettiquit on November 04, 2011, 07:03:21 AM
Inspired by http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=109670.0

Coming out of a twilight sleep after an endoscopy, I apparently repeatedly asked the nurse for a copy of the video of the procedure "for my brother".  I also got pretty mad at the doctor who walked away while I was asking him questions.  Rude, right?  Except when I mentioned it to my DH later, he said "Honey, you didn't say a word while the doctor was with us.  You just stared at him."

I still maintain that the questions I was asking him in my head were probably pretty important.   :D
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Phoebelion on November 04, 2011, 07:16:56 AM
I was knocked out when they pulled my wisdom teeth years ago.  Exdh told me I told the surgeon he should really stop wearing that horrible topee.

Oops!
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: kethria on November 04, 2011, 10:33:41 AM
My dearest mother had a colonoscopy a few years back. She wasn't "out" but was sedated. When she got home we noticed she was still super loopy. The thing I remember most was her answering a phonecall and then trying to write down a number.

Caller: "555-"
Mom: "555-"
Mom actually writes down 333
Me: "Mom... it's 555"
Mom: "I know! Points to paper "See... 555..."
Me: "Mom those are 3's
Mom: "No the number is 555-"
Again she writes down the wrong numbers...
Me: "I'm going to just take the phone now..."

Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Lady Snowdon on November 04, 2011, 11:04:13 AM
Anesthesia apparently short-circuits my DH's memory.  After his wisdom tooth removal, DH kept insisting that he was totally fine and had fully recovered from the anesthesia (after 10 minutes - yeah right!).  While driving home, he kept looking out the window and asking me what we were doing.  I would say "driving on the freeway" or "driving home" and he would say "this doesn't look hard, I could do this". (at this point, he was like 28, and had been driving for 10-12 years)  :D 
When we got to the exit for our city, DH said with some alarm, "Where are we?".  I told him we'd just exited onto Street.  "Oh!" he said, "How did we get here already?  We just left!".   ::)  Yep, previous 30 minutes of driving (and all related questions/comments) were totally forgotten.  When we got home, he fell asleep on the couch and woke up having forgotten that he had the surgery!  Totally didn't believe me until I asked if his jaw hurt and he admitted it did.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Angel B. on November 04, 2011, 11:16:43 AM
When I got my teeth pulled for my braces(regular teeth, I don't have wisdom teeth), I really REALLY wanted to drive my Mom home after the procedure. It's safe to say my Mom said "No." :D
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Doll Fiend on November 04, 2011, 11:51:41 AM
Lets see.


Ticked off at the Dr. for not letting me keep my tonsils. Preceded to cuss him out. . . but was actually cussing out the TV which had Jerry springer on.

Ended up kissing on of the nurses when I woke up from another procedure.  He was startled. :D

Kept seeing puppies and trying to catch them when I had my wisdom teeth out.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Ms_Cellany on November 04, 2011, 12:06:39 PM
I had an "exploding head (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_head_syndrome)" incident after my hyster last year. I heard this huge bang and screamed, and woke up.

The Sweetie was in the room with me as I went through a panicked "What was THAT?", assuring me that all had been silence. I hadn't even screamed out loud.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Marisol on November 04, 2011, 02:21:29 PM
I cried hysterically...and I remember it too.  The dentist had me leave from a back door so not to scare other patients.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: siamesecat2965 on November 04, 2011, 02:24:18 PM
Wisdom teeth extraction: I woke up, and had tears streaming down my face, not from pain, but from the anasthesia.

Colonoscopy; i remember waking up, and being on my side, and kind of yelling something at the nurse, but I don't remember what, but along the lines of hey, hey, come here.  I apologized and was quite embarassed but since I'm sure the recovery nurses have heard it all, she said no problem.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: debster79 on November 04, 2011, 02:39:50 PM
How about this one?  I just had oral surgery and told my son "I won't have Arnold Schwarzenegger's children."  Deity only knows where that came from; and I don't know who's more relieved about that:  Me, my husband or Arnie. LOL!
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Giggity on November 04, 2011, 02:43:46 PM
After being given nitrous oxide to prep me for a filling, I kicked the dentist in the head.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Syfygeek on November 04, 2011, 03:12:05 PM
I am so glad it's not just me!  I had my wisdom teeth cut out, and the doc I went to used headphones with music piped in so patients couldn't hear the saws or whatever.

I woke up singing Led Zeppelin. even though I think I hate Led Zep, I evidently know all the words to Black Dog Rag and Stairway to Heaven. And sang along under sedation, in recovery, and after the headphones were no longer in use, all the way home!
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: norli on November 05, 2011, 01:59:34 AM
During a dental procedure, I apparently kept repeating "amalgam." Amalgam. Ammmalllgaammmmmm. I only remember saying it once. I was actually getting a composite resin repair, but the anesthesized brain didn't think that sounded as cool, I guess.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Everlee on November 05, 2011, 09:12:52 AM
I had my wisdom teeth out when I was in high school and I remember waking up and crying hysterically for my mom.  I could see her in the hallway filling out paperwork and laughing as I kept repeating "Mommmmmmyyyyy!!!  Where's my mommy????" over and over.
Then on the way home, the guaze in my mouth fell out and I was horrified and freaked out thinking it was my tongue that had fallen out.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: booklover03 on November 05, 2011, 09:48:13 AM
I didn't do anything funny per se, but the day I got my wisdom teeth (all 4) out we ran into my 4th grade teacher. My mom was walking me through the bank (dentist's office was on the 2nd floor of a bank building) to where my dad had pulled the car up to the curb. I'm barely aware of what's going on and my hair looks like I stuck it in an electrical socket and my mom stops to talk to a lady I can barely make out. Turns out it was my 4th grade teacher. She and my mom continue to talk while I stand there and drool on myself, lol. My dad had to finally come find us to see what was taking so long.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Hillia on November 05, 2011, 11:00:12 AM
Under my preop Versed, I went down the hallway to my hysterectomy singing a song my mom taught me...she and her buddies used to sing it in nursing school:

There's so little left of me
Since my hyster-ec-to-my
All my tubes and ovaries
Have been taken out of me!
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: nutraxfornerves on November 05, 2011, 11:21:06 AM
What is it about wisdom teeth?

I drove a boyfriend to the dentist when he had his out. Afterwards, he wanted to tell the nurse our favorite scrabble strategies, and I only got him to shut up by dragging him out.

Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Sirius on November 05, 2011, 07:50:09 PM
I had a procedure done on my left arm on December 24, and when I started to wake up I could hear a choir singing Christmas carols over the loudspeaker.  I asked, "Am I in Heaven?"  I then heard my doctor's voice, and I said, "No, I"m not in Heaven, there's Dr. Lastname."  He thought it was very funny.

Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: dawbs on November 05, 2011, 08:41:07 PM
I had a conversation w/ my doctor that I dont remember after my last major surgery--but that's not much of a story.

Gather 'round folks, and hear about Dawbs and Benedryl (I may have told this before.  if I do, I apologize).

Once upon a time, I had a very stressful summer.  Being all of 18, working my first 'real' jobs, taking community college classes, my family moving, preparing to go to college in a month, kinda-dating a boy (who turned out to be engaged to someone :-X--I didn't know)...I was having a rough go of it.

I got up early to take several loads of my stuff from my 'home' to my parent's new house, work all morning training my replacement, go to lunch (where I spend the entire time trying to memories Spanish vocab flashcards) and I come back to my job (at a factory--I helped in the front office and also worked 'cleaning' the car parts they made) where I learned that the boy I had a date scheduled with that night would be late, because his room-mate (who was his fiance  ::)) was back in town (and something seemed off).  I broke.  To much stress.
I just...broke in a way that hadn't happened before and hasn't happened since.

My neck started breaking out in hives.  My face started breaking out in hives.  My chest started breaking out in hives.

Now, I get hives--still--frequently.  NBD.  But this was NOT normal for me.  I wanted to claw my face off. I was finding breathing VERY uncomfortable (still dealing w/ atshma @ that point).  My throat was swelling and constricting.  I was in a bad way.

The receptionist/secretary used to be a nurse and offered to take me to get help.  I accepted.
Since I was working in the BFE, she loaded me in her car and debated driving me 30+ miles to 'town' to the ER or about 5 miles away from town to a walk-in clinic.  Decided 5 miles was better.

We arrive at the clinic and are told they don't do walkins any more.  I'm getting worse.  I'm struggling for breath now and dizzy.  Secretary asks who does.  They tell us to drive to the hospital.  Other patients offer me their appoibntment--they say no.  Secretary asks where Dr. P (who she used to work for is).  They hedge.  Secretary starts being LOUD and upset and demands to know where Dr. P is.  They realize Secretary WILL create a scene and they admit that Dr. P no longer works at that clinic, he has a walk-in clinic 3 doors down (which doesn't have signs yet).

Secretary drives me to Dr. P's clinic and I" now not getting worse--but I"m not doing well.  I start filling out paperwork, Dr. P immediately sees me and gives me a shot--2 doses of Benedryl .
Benedryl makes me .. off.
Dr. P continues to talk to me, everything is fine.  He opens the door so I can leave the examining room and I walk toward the door.  THe door dodges--I was walking toward the door but where there should have been door, there was wall.
I walk smack into the wall to the left of the door (seriously, apparently I missed the door by like 3 feet), and land in a heap on the floor.

People spring into action and then we have the following conversation:
Dr. P:  Can you feel this?
Me:  what?
Dr. P (louder):  Can you feel this?
Me:  What?
Dr. P:  *loudly*  How about this?  can you feel this
Me:  *trying to sit up/look around*  Feel what? 
Dr. P:  * making people hold me down*  Can you feel this, where I'm poking your legs?
Me:  I have LEGS?!?!

So...I slept off part of the meds while I was urgently given massages/rub downs/made to look at things, made to do stuff.  I don't remember the next few hours.

Then, Secretary grabbed my partially filled out paperwork and offered to call my parents.  Except...we had just moved.  I didn't know my phone number.  (now, if I were SMART and with it, I would have called grandma.  But I wasn't smart OR with it).
Okay, we can see what we can find--oh wait, I don't know my address either, it's either 9119 or 1991 or 1919 or 9191 on X road in LittleTown.

Secretary eventually loaded me in her car, drove me the 15 miles to LittleTown and literally shouted/shook me awake at EVERY intersection to ask which direction to turn.
Then she eventually unloaded me into my parent's arms.
ANd I ended up being so out of it for the next few days that I stood the boy up on that 'date' we had ;D.


Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: littlebird on November 05, 2011, 09:22:11 PM
I can't recall if I did anything funny when I went under aged 13 or 19 (sinuses, wisdom teeth), but apparently when I got tubes in my ears age 4ish I told the nurses tons of jokes. You know, 4 year old jokes. Apparently they were all laughing pretty hard when my parents showed up.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: MorningGlory on November 05, 2011, 09:55:44 PM
I sing Motley Crue songs.   :o
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: ettiquit on November 06, 2011, 08:42:30 AM
People spring into action and then we have the following conversation:
Dr. P:  Can you feel this?
Me:  what?
Dr. P (louder):  Can you feel this?
Me:  What?
Dr. P:  *loudly*  How about this?  can you feel this
Me:  *trying to sit up/look around*  Feel what? 
Dr. P:  * making people hold me down*  Can you feel this, where I'm poking your legs?
Me:  I have LEGS?!?!


Ok, I spit out my coffee when I read this one.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Nibsey on November 06, 2011, 01:26:21 PM
After my first colonoscopy (aged 18) after the nurse asked me was I doing anything nice that weekend I loudly told her I was about to get a taxi to go get p****ed with my boyfriend in a pub. I didn't curse back then at all, nor do I go out just to get drunk so only god knows where that came from. My Mam was with me and burst out laugh, as did the nurse.

During my second colonoscopy (aged 25) I didn't go fully under during it so and the doctors noticed I was interested in the procedure by my loudly proclaiming, 'this is so awesome, I can see my insides'. So both doctors were explaining the procedure as they were going. At one point the doctor told me he was putting in ink, so I'd have a tattoo inside. To which I replied, 'That's cool man, as long as you don't tell my mother'.  I don't usually sound like a hippie.  ;D lol
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: JenJay on November 06, 2011, 01:57:23 PM
Not my story, but the husband of a friend -
My friend's husband had to have some minor, outpatient surgery and he was put under and then given some pills to continue taking at home. She got him home and settled on the couch watching tv and then she went to the bedroom. She turned on the tv in there to watch the news while she was doing... whatever it was she was doing (I don't recall). About 5 minutes later she hears him lurching around and she goes to see what's going on. He starts yelling at her to keep away from him and he's trying to get out of the house! Turns out he'd heard the tv coming from the bedroom and he hallucinated that she was in there with someone and they were plotting to kill him! They laugh about it now, but it was pretty bad. There's a note in his file now and he doesn't get that particular combination of meds anymore.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: GreenEyedHawk on November 06, 2011, 02:08:32 PM
During a dental procedure, I apparently kept repeating "amalgam." Amalgam. Ammmalllgaammmmmm. I only remember saying it once. I was actually getting a composite resin repair, but the anesthesized brain didn't think that sounded as cool, I guess.

For some reason, this totally cracked me up. Ammmmmmmaaaaaallllgaaaammmmmm.  LMAO.

My dad told me that when he went to pick up my mom when she had her wisdom teeth out she was a total crank while she was still groggy from the anaesthetic and almost shoved an old man onto the elevator because I guess he wasn't getting on fast enough for her.

When my aunt came out of anaesthetic (I cant remember for what procedure) she was super super chatty, and kept happily gabbing away to a gentleman in the hospital corridor with her.  Talk talk talk talk talk. She told me she recalled being annoyed that he wouldn't talk with her; he just nodded or shoot his head. Finally she paused for breath and asked him, "So, what are you having done?"  From between clenched teeth, he replied, "I'm having my jaw wired shut."

The chattiness must be genetic to some extent, because when I had a minor surgery back in February and the nurse was there supervising me coming out from under, I saw that they had put me in a room that was decorated with pictures of dogs, and I wouldn't stop gabbing on and on about my work with dogs.

Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: #borecore on November 06, 2011, 02:35:41 PM
When I had surgery at 17, I don't remember anything much at the hospital, but when I was home and still doped up, I was really, really excited by how soft my skin felt. I kept, er, feeling my skin. Mostly my arms, but actually all over. And telling all my family members they need to feel my skin and how soft it was, too. ALL of my skin.

After a minor procedure a few years ago, I was ready to get up and go well before my legs were ready. Whoops! I was really blabby (but at an extremely low, whispery volume) when I got to the car, then suddenly wouldn't talk at all, then blabby again, then silent. My mom though I was nuts.

I woke up sobbing after my wisdom teeth. I don't know why.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Outdoor Girl on November 06, 2011, 03:11:01 PM
You know, I'm kind of jealous.   ;D  I've never had a reaction to anaesthesia.  I've never had a reaction to drugs, unless you consider non-reaction a reaction.  (Codeine doesn't work.  Neither does acetaminophen - except I do react like I've drunk an entire pot of coffee in that it keeps me awake.)
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Ms_Cellany on November 06, 2011, 03:13:19 PM
I had an IV of valium and demerol when I had my wisdom teeth out. I remember saying "Boy, that stuff woorrrks fassssssttttttt......"

All I remember of the procedure is seeing these great big hands attached to this leettle tiny dentist.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: kherbert05 on November 06, 2011, 03:32:01 PM
Wisdom teeth - tried to fight off the doctors before I went under. I don't remember getting home. Was sent to a sleep away dance camp (in Houston at a hotel - 10 min from our house.) while still on pain killers. Apparently told the dance instructor off for yelling at me. (She had been told by our sponsor that I was not to dance just walk the moves because I was on pain killers - she tried to make me dance).


The girls in my room watched HBO - one of those everyone is trying to have their first scrabble experience teen movies. There is a scene on the beach. I apparently sat up told the other girls they had better clean up that sand and ocean before Mrs. Woods saw it and went back to sleep.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: GreenEyedHawk on November 06, 2011, 03:33:59 PM
When I was put under for my surgery, it was a type of anaesthetic administered in two different stages.  The doctor warned me that for the first part, a lot of people say it burns...I mentioned it felt cold; it felt like there was a stream of ice water crawling up my arm.  He told me the second part, people say it stings.  I don't recall stinging, but I do remember a really awful taste in my mouth.  I know I MEANT to comment on that, but I really have no idea if I made it that far LOL.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: SamiHami on November 06, 2011, 03:55:01 PM
I wander. When I had my wisdom teeth out at age 21 I was put under and all was fine. Once I woke up, still very, very out of it, I had this overwhelming need to see my mother. I kept asking for her and they kept telling me they would let her back in a few minutes. So, apparently nobody was actually keeping an eye on me, because I decided to get up, walk to the waiting room and get mom myself. That was the plan, anyway.

What I actually did was get up, take one or two shaky steps and collapsed to the floor, completing upsetting and freaking out the staff. The did go get mom.

Fast forward a couple of years and I had to have a minor procedure that required me going under anesthesia. DH and I explain to the staff that I "wandered" previously, but they said no worries-that is not going to happen. Fine.

I come out of anesthesia and I really, really wanted to see my DH. I kept asking for him and again I'm told he'll be allowed back in a few minutes. Not good enough for me. I want to see him NOW!

Once again I get up, take a couple steps and bam! I'm on the floor again. They should have taken me seriously.

The few times I have had to be anesthetized since then my husband and I are adamant about it and insist that they must keep an eye on me at all times. As a result, we usually are able to convince them to have DH waiting in the recovery room for me so I see him first thing when I wake up. That works for us.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Kimblee on November 06, 2011, 04:29:30 PM
I proposed marriage to my dentist. Who has a male life partner. Who is his dental assistant and apparently found the whole matter hilarious. I would not take no for an answer and for some reason wanted the dentist to be my wife.  (I kept seranading him with "Dr. Brendan, you're a fine girl, what a gooood wife you'd beeee" But couldn't remember the next line. :P)

I barelky remember it, but they told me about it later. All i remember for myself is tyhe doctor saying "no" and the dental assistant telling him "Oh come on, you can't do any better!"

I should mention I was maybe fifteen or so at the time.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: suzieQ on November 06, 2011, 06:09:22 PM
The post is too long to put here but a link to it will provide you with some merriment.
http://type1anautoimmunething.blogspot.com/2011/03/shot-of-versed-with-chaser-of-crazy.html

This is the story of when my son had an endoscopy.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: kokopellimom on November 06, 2011, 06:26:24 PM
While in the recovery room, I hit on the doctor who took out my wisdom teeth. My mother was in the room. I was 16.

I was mortified later. And guess who couldn't stop laughing when she told me about my lewd behavior?  ;D

--

On a more dramatic note, I had eye surgery this past summer, one eye at a time, a month apart. During the first one, I was under sedation, rather than general anesthesia. Apparently, I had a panic attack during the procedure (I don't remember it). My eye surgeon told me afterward that they would be doing the other eye under general anesthesia.

I asked him, "Was I that bad?"

Ever the master of calm understatement, his reply was, "It's a very, very good thing that we had you strapped down so well. You were absolutely feral."

I asked him again at my follow-up appt, "Are you sure I have to have general anesthesia for this eye?"

His reply? "No, you don't. But you will have to find another surgeon."

I must have really been something to see.  :o
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: ettiquit on November 07, 2011, 07:09:20 AM
(I kept seranading him with "Dr. Brendan, you're a fine girl, what a gooood wife you'd beeee" But couldn't remember the next line. :P)


ROFL
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: 2littlemonkeys on November 07, 2011, 11:39:57 AM
After my first c-section, I remember telling DH that I didn't feel a thing and I really didn't know why everyone talked about how awful the pain from c/s was.  My spinal had worn off and I wasn't woozy or anything, I guess I kinda forgot about the fact that I was loaded to the gills with morphine.

Ha.  Ha ha ha.  I discovered reality about 8 or 9 hours later.   :o
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: hobish on November 07, 2011, 12:25:03 PM
Anesthesia apparently short-circuits my DH's memory.  After his wisdom tooth removal, DH kept insisting that he was totally fine and had fully recovered from the anesthesia (after 10 minutes - yeah right!).  While driving home, he kept looking out the window and asking me what we were doing.  I would say "driving on the freeway" or "driving home" and he would say "this doesn't look hard, I could do this". (at this point, he was like 28, and had been driving for 10-12 years)  :D 
When we got to the exit for our city, DH said with some alarm, "Where are we?".  I told him we'd just exited onto Street.  "Oh!" he said, "How did we get here already?  We just left!".   ::)  Yep, previous 30 minutes of driving (and all related questions/comments) were totally forgotten.  When we got home, he fell asleep on the couch and woke up having forgotten that he had the surgery!  Totally didn't believe me until I asked if his jaw hurt and he admitted it did.

OMGoodness, i did the same thing!  Riding home with my mom i kept asking "Where are we?" all incredulous like, and i kept tying to get out of the car. I'd pass out for a sec, wake up, and repeat. Gish was waiting for us at our apartment and i apparently threw myself into his arms as soon as i saw him. I passed ot again when i got home and Gish went to sleep in the doorway to make sure i didn't get up and go wandering off somewhere. Instead i woke up and started yelling at him that we had missed my appointment, then stopped mid-sentence when i realized my mouth was full of blood and pain  :P

The time after that i wet myself.

Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Sirius on November 08, 2011, 05:16:51 PM
The day Mr. Sirius had shoulder surgery we were watching Jeopardy in his hospital room, and he was answering all the questions as soon as they were read off.  The next day when he came home he said he didn't remember a thing.  I told him about the Jeopardy questions, and the answer to one of them was "Saturn V2 rocket".  He still didn't remember. 
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: alkira6 on November 08, 2011, 05:37:15 PM
Um, okay, let's work backwards from a couple of weeks ago.

Held conversations with the staff in French. Groped the Dr. in front of my DH while both of them laughed hysterically.

Sang the Cell Block Tango from Chicago, complete with commentary and random writhing that was supposed to be dancing.

Demanded freedom for all of the oppressed pygmy marmosets that were being kept as sweatshop labor. Demanded a boycott of Ticketmaster due to the company's policy of racism against koalas.

Sang dirty dirty lymerics to all and sundry.

Demanded cake and icecream.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Valentines Mommy on November 08, 2011, 05:45:57 PM
I hallucinated a drug bust while on Percoset after I had my wisdom teeth removed.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: siamesecat2965 on November 08, 2011, 06:10:53 PM
Not after, but while being put under for one of my umpteen endoscopies. I was a pro by this time, and the anesthesiologist first wanted to know where the Bon Jovi CD was which cracked me up, then, just after he started injecting the happy juice, I hear him say "Her eyes are still wide open"  I wanted to say "well give me MORE then!"
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Dazi on November 08, 2011, 08:51:50 PM
I kicked my oral surgeon in the Private bits.  He had to join me in the recovery room for awhile.

I don't remember doing it and I AM STILL HORRIBLY EMBARRESSED BY IT.  Apparently, I come out fighting...fighting dirty.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: GreenEyedHawk on November 08, 2011, 08:52:48 PM
DAZI! LOL.  That's hilarious, with apologies to your surgeon lol.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Dazi on November 08, 2011, 09:06:48 PM
DAZI! LOL.  That's hilarious, with apologies to your surgeon lol.

I do still feel bad about it, but it is kind of funny now.  I woke up about 1/2 through the procedure and they had to re juice me and restrain me.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on November 08, 2011, 09:27:20 PM
Not me, but when DH had his wisdom teeth out a few years ago he got very, very sentimental, thanking me so much for being there for him and supporting him.   When it wore off he didn't remember saying that.

I also had my bff call me after her gallbladder surgery saying "Oh I feel GREAT!! This anafweesia stuff is gooood!! I don't know why I was so nervous about it..." (She'd never had surgery before, or rather nothing that required general anesthesia) and then later she said to me "Oh I didn't talk to you at all after I had my surgery."  I giggled and said "Yes you did, honey, you called me and practically waxed poetic about the joys of anafweeshia." She laughed and told me that she apparently called her sister too.

I'll have to ask DH if I said anything funny once the epidural kicked in but I've been telling everyone I felt like Lucy doing the Vitameatavegamin commercial, it felt so good. 
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: JenJay on November 09, 2011, 07:17:31 AM
I just remembered a small one from my c-section with DD. Let me preface this by saying I've never been high before, on anything. So they administer the spinal and lay me down and I was chilly so they covered me with a warm blanket while we waited for everything to get prepped. I'm laying there feeling really good and I turn to DH and say dreamily "You know I've never done drugs, but if this is what it feels like, I can see why people get addicted." Then I heard my surgeons and nurses giggling at me.  :D
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Little Jo on November 09, 2011, 07:56:03 AM
I had  a long argument with my then boyfriend that cats can fly!
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: hobish on November 09, 2011, 08:11:53 AM
DAZI! LOL.  That's hilarious, with apologies to your surgeon lol.

I do still feel bad about it, but it is kind of funny now.  I woke up about 1/2 through the procedure and they had to re juice me and restrain me.

I’ve had that happen, too. I have only the vaguest of memories of it – which really could just be my imagination filling in the blanks, who knows? – but after one of my oral surgeries I had a hand shaped bruise on my leg. I do remember the nurse who was on that side of me and she was just a little tiny thing; it’s a wonder they were able to restrain me. Anesthesia usually makes me feel goooood, but that was with the “roofie-colada” sedative, so … ? That stuff knocks you out and blocks memories (hence my not remembering gong to the dentist at all when I woke up) so I really have no idea what really happened.

Gish, my adamantly atheist boyfriend, tried to discuss religion and sociology in the car while making confetti out of tissues and throwing it around his sister’s car. We took blackmail pictures of that incident  >:D

Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Sterling on November 09, 2011, 11:37:03 AM
I begged and begged my mom to pull over for a vanilla latte after an out patient surgery I had.  She finally did and then when she gave it to me I ask her "What the F*** is that?"

My mom said she mearly spilled hot cooffee on herself because I never talk to her like that.  But then she started laughing because i really did start poking it.  I even dipped a finger in it and sniffed it.  I seemed truely confused about what it is.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Hollanda on March 16, 2012, 02:15:29 PM
I came out with some doozers on diamorphine. and a spinal block...

"I like pizza. It's got to be a proper pizza, though." (As opposed to a pretend one?)
"No, no, I know I am not going to be -" (just before I erm vomited into the container the nice midwife had ready for me)
"Look, can you see those lights moving?" (I don't know)

When they lifted him out for me to see him, I said "How much does he weigh?????" The surgeon (a man with a wonderful sense of humour) said "Hey, we still haven't cut the cord yet!!!" When they did, and they were cleaning us both up (and sewing me back together again) I asked "What time was it?" They knew what I meant and said "2.27". Apropos of nothing I said "He looks like a Charlie. It's his face."

Excuse the baby mentioning but that was the only time I can recall that I have been under any sort of anaesthesia strong enough to make me feel like that lol.

*Bump thread*
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Shoo on March 16, 2012, 02:52:51 PM
All the stories about wisdom teeth reminded me of this video.  It's super cute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G8iECWpDAw
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Nora on March 16, 2012, 03:35:24 PM
All the stories about wisdom teeth reminded me of this video.  It's super cute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G8iECWpDAw

"What's in my mouth?"
"Gauze."
"WHY?!"

I lolled!
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Jules1980 on March 16, 2012, 03:51:47 PM
I had to have a procedure done last Friday that I was put to sleep for.  I didn't do anything strange while under or coming out of the anesthesia sleep.  At least, not according to my husband.  I talked to the Doctor and was coherent with my questions and even remembered that I needed to take my morning meds when the nurses brought me Sprite to drink.  However, I came away from all this absolutely convinced that the Dr. told me that I didn't have to keep my follow-up appointment with him if I didn't feel I needed it.  I would put money on that the Dr. told me something to the effect of 'I scheduled you a follow up appointment in a month, but you don't have to come in if you want to.'  I thought okay strange, but hey, whatever.  This probably isn't a very big deal in the scope of things for him, no matter how huge of a deal it is to me.  It was a very minor procedure. 

Later on, a few days afterwards when my head cleared I asked DH if I had heard this correctly.  He said he didn't hear that and when I insisted that Dr. had told me it wasn't necessary unless I felt it was, DH asked, "If he didn't think you needed to come in, why would he have took the time to call his office and schedule the appointment for you?  Wouldn't it have been easier to just tell you to make an appointment in a month if you felt like you needed it?"  This Dr. isn't usually overbooked.  Anytime you call for an appointment they can usually work you in within a week.

When faced with that logic, I saw the flaw in my memory.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: JennJenn68 on March 16, 2012, 04:38:56 PM
My husband tells me that I was very odd after I'd been sedated for a colonoscopy a number of years ago.  Apparently I acted completely normally, until I announced that we needed to go grocery shopping.  He took me to the grocery store, and I spent a good twenty minutes wandering around putting really weird things in our cart--especially lots of cookies and crackers that he knew for a fact that I never ate and didn't particularly like, as well as a big bag of dill pickle potato chips.  I can't stand any kind of flavoured potato chips, but even if I did I would think that dill pickle would be my last resort if it was a question of "eat this or starve to death".  The only possible explanation I have for this behaviour is that I had been without solid food for forty-eight hours and my body was simply trying to fill in the gaps with the maximum calories possible.

The next day, I was completely baffled to find all of these items, most of them opened and with several obviously eaten.  I still have no memory of the day of the colonoscopy in question.  Still can't fathom why I had a bag from the hospital gift shop which, when opened, contained a stuffed dinosaur that roared when you pressed its belly.  (There was a receipt, thank heaven!  At least I hadn't absentmindedly shoplifted it...)  My husband still swears that I spoke in a normal fashion, and he only had an idea that I wasn't quite myself when we went shopping.  He has threatened to take me to a local model train store the next time that I have to be sedated--and then he'll be able to swear that I approved all of his purchases!
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Ms_Cellany on March 16, 2012, 05:09:04 PM
I had a colonoscopy this morning. Apparently the anesthetic doubles as a teleportation device. I was in the procedure room, wide awake, then hey presto! I was in the recovery room, wide awake. No dropping off or waking up. Just here, then there.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Dazi on March 16, 2012, 08:37:50 PM
While I wasn't actually knocked out, I did have a rather interesting happening with an in office medical procedure.  I have a bit of white coat syndrome, so the doc gave me a rx for Valium or something similar.

I was instructed to take it just before I left the house.  I had my procedure done and as DH was driving me home I insisted he stop at Sonic.  I ate a bunch of weird crap I never eat and drank an entire Route 44 cherry lime slushy.  My DH said he has never seen me talk so much ever...and I talk a lot.

I was supposed to stay in bed for the rest of the day.  I kept getting up and wondering around and kept begging for round two of Sonic.  My DH finally got me to stay in bed and I zonked out for 16 straight hours.  I remember none of it.zero, zilch, Nada.

My DH said I was hands down the most annoying person ever until I finally went  to sleep...also I know the most bizarre trivia because I kept quoting him weird and useless facts. 
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: JonGirl on March 16, 2012, 11:00:41 PM
Um, okay, let's work backwards from a couple of weeks ago.

Held conversations with the staff in French. Groped the Dr. in front of my DH while both of them laughed hysterically.

Sang the Cell Block Tango from Chicago, complete with commentary and random writhing that was supposed to be dancing.

Demanded freedom for all of the oppressed pygmy marmosets that were being kept as sweatshop labor. Demanded a boycott of Ticketmaster due to the company's policy of racism against koalas.
Sang dirty dirty lymerics to all and sundry.

Demanded cake and icecream.


No stories myself but that is funny!!!
 ;D
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: snowfire on March 17, 2012, 12:16:55 AM
Not exactly an anesthetic problem.  Those just make me hork up my toenails unless I'm handled pretty carefully.

As I mentioned in the Hugs thread, I'm having both knees replaced in the next couple of months.  (First one a month from tomorrow.)  My doctor gave me a prescription for Percoset because it is the usual pain pill he gives people after surgery & he wanted to see how I tolerate it.  Percodan gives me absolute splitting headaches.

The good news: It doesn't give me "shoot me now" headaches.
The bad news: It makes me very loopy and kind of "otherworldly" feeling.

I decided that it was a REALLY good idea to get off the computer before I posted something terminally stupid. (I was reading Ehell  ;D )  I went and crawled into bed at about 3 in the afternoon and slept on and off until 7 the next morning.  I still felt a little off.  I'm never taking that stuff unless I can go straight to bed. 
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: JennJenn68 on March 17, 2012, 06:26:07 AM
Not exactly an anesthetic problem.  Those just make me hork up my toenails unless I'm handled pretty carefully.

As I mentioned in the Hugs thread, I'm having both knees replaced in the next couple of months.  (First one a week from tomorrow.)  My doctor gave me a prescription for Percoset because it is the usual pain pill he gives people after surgery & he wanted to see how I tolerate it.  Percodan gives me absolute splitting headaches.

The good news: It doesn't give me "shoot me now" headaches.
The bad news: It makes me very loopy and kind of "otherworldly" feeling.

I decided that it was a REALLY good idea to get off the computer before I posted something terminally stupid. (I was reading Ehell  ;D )  I went and crawled into bed at about 3 in the afternoon and slept on and off until 7 the next morning.  I still felt a little off.  I'm never taking that stuff unless I can go straight to bed. 

Yeah, it does the same to me.  I'm told that there are people out there who actually crave that feeling and enjoy it.  I just go right to bed if I have to take it.  (It hasn't happened very often, thank heaven!)

I find that Percocet also has a number of nasty side effects in the stomach department for me, so I have to be truly desperate to take it.  If it's the only thing that you'll be able to tolerate because of your knee surgery, take it.  Just don't post on Ehell when you've done so!  >:D
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: JenJay on March 17, 2012, 11:05:01 AM
All the stories about wisdom teeth reminded me of this video.  It's super cute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G8iECWpDAw

"What's in my mouth?"
"Gauze."
"WHY?!"

I lolled!

That was awesome! It reminded me of a video I saw on AFV of a teenage girl who asks what's in her mouth, is told "gauze", and replies "GOD IS IN MY MOUTH??"  ;D
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Sirius on March 17, 2012, 05:16:38 PM
I had a colonoscopy this morning. Apparently the anesthetic doubles as a teleportation device. I was in the procedure room, wide awake, then hey presto! I was in the recovery room, wide awake. No dropping off or waking up. Just here, then there.

When I had my colonoscopy I told the nurse, "I'm so tired it won't take much to-"  Next thing I know, he's waking me up.
I asked him when they were going to start the colonoscopy, and he told me, "We're already finished."
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Ms_Cellany on March 17, 2012, 07:41:41 PM
I had a colonoscopy this morning. Apparently the anesthetic doubles as a teleportation device. I was in the procedure room, wide awake, then hey presto! I was in the recovery room, wide awake. No dropping off or waking up. Just here, then there.

When I had my colonoscopy I told the nurse, "I'm so tired it won't take Imuch to-"  Next thing I know, he's waking me up.
I asked him when they were going to start the colonoscopy, and he told me, "We're already finished."

They used propofol on me. I said "That stuff that should only be used under medical supervision in a hospital setting, like where I am right now?"  The anesthetist laughed and said "Yeah. Most people flip out when they hear we're going to use Michael Jackson Juice."
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: White Dragon on March 19, 2012, 05:50:36 PM
When I had my wisdom teeth out, my parents took me home to sleep it off.

I remember getting up and wandering over to them and saying "I know it's just the drugs talking, but I wanted you to know that I really, really love you."

I wonder if they thought it was only the drugs that made me love them?  :P

Another time, my mother came to visit me in the recovery room. I asked her "Did I really hear {nurse} tell Dr. 'Smith' to {beep} off?"
I had a memory of the nurse telling the Dr off in no uncertain terms.
My mom told me that yes, that actually had happened, I hadn't imagined it!

One year, it was determined that all three of our daughters would benefit from having their tonsils out. Rather than go through this multiple times, we booked them all for the same day and my mom (retired OR nurse) came up to help.

We soon discovered that:

DD#1 vomits while recovering from anesthesia and does better with extra oxygen.
DD#2 is hostile and argumentative (she wanted out of this hotel and she wanted out *now*!)
DD #3 was just spacey. The "gauze girl" in the video? That's how DD#3 is.

It was an interesting evening... :o
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: alegria on March 20, 2012, 04:25:04 PM
I've only been put out once, to have my wisdom teeth pulled out.  I didn't do anything particularly weird, but apparently I did keep insisting my nose was itchy when they were starting the procedure.  How did I find this out?  I partially woke up during the procedure and tried to hug my teddy bear in my lap because I was scared, and my hands were strapped down to the armrests.  I started whimpering from fear and the anesthesiologist noticed and turned the drugs back up and I went back out, thankfully.  He tried to tell me later that I didn't wake up but I wasn't buying it and he finally admitted it had happened.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 20, 2012, 08:27:02 PM
I  apparently lose my filters when I'm on anesthesia of any sort.  I got my deviated septum fixed when I was a teen, as around 4 I fell down the stairs and it became deviated and it wasn't till I was in my early teens that an ENT doc found that out and in preparation for a jaw surgery I needed to have the deviated septum fixed, tonsillectomy and wisdom teeth out. 

When I had my tonsillectomy I wasn't saying a whole lot for obvious reasons but after the deviated septum came out and I was released from recovery the nurse came in to take out my IV.  Now I hate getting IV's and it's only been the rare few times it's not hurt all that much.  Most of the time it hurts like a-well you know, but it's not a term that would get past the filters.

So I was bracing myself for pain but the IV didn't hurt nearly as much coming out as it did going in and I blurted out "Wow, that didn't suck at all!" which was a saying oft used by my dad's two sisters that my mother didn't care for cause it wasn't lady like and I got quite the lecture for it in the car. 

A few days after the wisdom teeth came out, the feeling had come back and I was swollen as all get out cause they took all 4 out at once and my parents were insistent I attend a Christmas party.  I was old enough to stay home alone but noooope, I had to dress up and take my puffy face along too and I complained about it too.  I think I was around 14 or 15 and I'm sitting in the back seat sulking and saying something like "Couldn't stay home by myself, nope! Gatta show off the good ol' Richard Nixon jowls to the family friends!" 

*Seriously, I was pretty swollen and when I looked in the mirror that's just what I felt was looking back at me.  Thankfully the rentals were laughing to hard to be mad. 
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: hermanne on March 20, 2012, 09:15:39 PM
When I had my wisdom teeth out, I opted for "twilight sleep". I fell asleep. I remember waking up sometime during the procedure, looking around and deciding there was nothing interesting for me to see. So I went back to sleep.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Elfmama on March 20, 2012, 10:35:51 PM
Most of the time it hurts like a-well you know, but it's not a term that would get past the filters.
"Hurts like a son-of-a-sock-monkey" won't make it past the filters?  :o

No weird stories of my own, but after I had my appendix out, the girl in the next bed kept rambling on about her appendix and how when they took it out they must have taken out her lady-bits too, because she couldn't feel them anymore.  (Only she didn't use the euphemism.)
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Snooks on March 21, 2012, 04:14:27 AM
I remember coming round from anaesthetic and thinking that I really liked the nurse's top (it had teddy bears on it) then I complained that it hurt and demanded to be rolled onto the side of my body they'd just cut open.  I then spent five days in hospital vomitting.  I'm not going under general anaesthetic again if I can help it and I'm certainly not taking morphine which was not all it's cracked up to be.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Bijou on March 25, 2012, 07:46:21 PM
After I had surgery and was back in my room in a very rummy state, I could hear the nurse asking me all the same questions she had asked me before I went into surgery (like, "How long has it been since you have eaten", Do you have contacts in?" etc.) and I was answering but becoming annoyed by having to answer all over again and finally said, testily, "You already asked me all those questions!"  My husband started laughing  because the nurse was not talking to me.  She was questioning the new patient in the next bed before she went for her operation.
I was so blurry that my answers and protest probably sounded like "bwahhh duh bwah smushinvusherling".  I  hope, so I don't have to feel so darned foolish!
Someone I know, while coming out of surgery, told the surgeon, 'Your wife looks just like Elizabeth Taylor."  I thought that was cute.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: JenJay on March 28, 2012, 05:28:19 PM
Too bad it would probably be unethical for surgical staff to publish a book of things they've seen/heard from patients. That'd be a riot!! Maybe if they were careful to keep all names, locations and procedures annonymous...  >:D
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: Hillia on March 28, 2012, 06:00:47 PM
Like many people, I hate having dental work done.  So when I had to have a root canal/post building/crown, I found a dentist who does nitrous sedation (I highly recommend it).  While I was fully awake, I was very relaxed, and told the dentist several times, 'This nitrous stuff is gooooooooood!'
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: JenJay on March 28, 2012, 07:03:11 PM
I just demembered this -

When I had my wisdom teeth removed the oral surgeon gave me a pill to take at home before we headed to the office, just to help me begin the process. It made me feel drunk and I recall literally stumbling into a wall before DH told me I probably ought to sit down until it was time to go. I was really worried I'd make a fool of myself at the office, but fortunately I did well.

That is until we were well underway. The nitrous was doing its job, keeping me happy and helping the hours fly by like minutes. All of a sudden I had an uncontrollable urge to giggle. I remember lying there thinking "Do not laugh. If you laugh they'll think you're overmedicated and turn it off!" I was trying so hard not to laugh that I started making this loud panting sound, except I didn't realize I was doing it until someone asked "You okay down there?" I took a few moments to compose myself and mumbled "Uh huh". Then he asked "Do you need me to turn it down?" and I yelled "NO!" which made him chuckle.
Title: Re: Funny things you've said/done while under anesthesia
Post by: ShanghaiJill on April 02, 2012, 07:59:56 PM
I had my wisdom teeth out and while I was zonked out, the dentist started singing and I merely said "shut up!"


I suppose I was better off than the patient who self medicated before the procedure and left her kids in the car. :P