Do you think Doctor’s read blogs? Well mine must have. After my big vent the other day here, they started ringing me that afternoon and I was in day surgery yesterday. Someone was looking out for me! I am all good, so I am happy now 🙂
Anyway, this leads me to a few funny anaesthetic stories. I have had my fair share of them over the years. I tend to say some stupid stuff when I am coming out of all the drugs. And I talk A LOT!
Yesterday I remember starting to wake and I had to make a fuss about the best thing that day…. “I got on the scales here before you started and I was happy with what they showed”. Why did I need to say that? Who cared? Must have been on my mind hahahaha!!!.
I have a tattoo on my lower back that says ‘Andrew’ and everytime I am coming out of the anaesthetic I make a point of saying loudly to all the nurses that “yes, my husband is Andrew”. I don’t know why I have to say it everytime, but I just do! I learnt years ago that someone was bound to ask me. Nurses are not shy! The funniest time was just before I had a caesarean and I rolled over for the needle to go into my back and the Anaesthetist asked that question (my husband was in the next room kitting up in his gown). I laughed and laughed because yes it would have been rather embarrassing having a baby and the tattoo was of another man’s name..
Then another time I had had a spray tan and caused quite a discussion about it. Obviously the nurses had been talking about it before I woke up. Next thing I know people in the next curtain room (patients) are yelling out asking me about it. Again – NO SECRETS in hospital!.
Another time I had a big skin cancer taken off my forehead and had stitches. I remember starting to wake up and really loudly I went on and on asking them to put me back to sleep and could the Doctor please perform an eyelift while he had the knife and stitches out (why I need to do this I don’t know!)..
I become very chatty and can’t stop rambling….!.
My girlfriend and my sister-in-law were both in at the same time having surgery last week. My sister-in-law was telling me she could hear them yelling quite loudly at my friend at least 15 times to try and wake her. I laughed so hard because she is terrible to wake in the mornings anyway, so she would have been quite happy to snooze her head off there for the rest of day. She asked me yesterday “is it really bad to enjoy day surgery?” She said the warm blanket, the snoozing, the peace and the cup of tea was heaven! She remembered having a conversation with the Doctor about his big pineapples, but doesn’t know why! And then a conversation started circling in the recovery room about her ‘fresh’ pubic area. One nurse even came over and asked for a look!!! Funny. Again, no secrets in hospital. My friend was not at all perturbed about this, but can’t stop laughing at how they couldn’t understand why she likes that area so clean!
So do you have any funny anaesthetic stories?
Have a great day! xx