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Old 04-07-2009, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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ST. LOUIS, April 3 (UPI) -- Waking up during surgery with subsequent recall is surprisingly common, affecting around 1-in-500 surgical cases, U.S. researchers conclude.

Michael Avidan, George Mashour and David Glick said that becoming consciousness during general anesthesia is an extremely distressing condition leading to post-operative psychological trauma and contributes toward patients' fear of surgery.

Waking up during surgery fairly common - UPI.com
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Thanks for posting this!

I had a surgery a few years ago and woke up in the middle of it. I remember sitting up, seeing the bright lights and somebody pushing me back down onto the bed and a pinch feeling in my right knee, where it bends. I know I wasn't dreaming because I remember it so well - even after all these years. I'm assuming the pinch I felt was another shot of anesthestic or something.
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: In the real world!
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That has to be a NIGHTMARE! I have seen many stories about people who woke up during surgery and though "What a Nightmare that has to be"!
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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Let me add to this. I know someone who had heart bypass surgery and he suddenly woke up when they started his heart back up. Oh joy!
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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My husband and my son have both woken up during surgery.

My husband was having gull stones blasted away via sonar. He woke up and said, "Doc. Can you cut me a break. It hurts." The doctor shot the anethesiologist a nasty look and that's all hubby remembers. He was quickly put back to sleep.

My son was having a biopsy in the chest area. He woke up to the doctor puncturing his lung. He heard the puncture. Apparently it's a strange sound. Then he heard the doctor say "Oops! I just punctured his lung."
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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Thanks for posting this!

I had a surgery a few years ago and woke up in the middle of it. I remember sitting up, seeing the bright lights and somebody pushing me back down onto the bed and a pinch feeling in my right knee, where it bends. I know I wasn't dreaming because I remember it so well - even after all these years. I'm assuming the pinch I felt was another shot of anesthestic or something.
Naw. There's no need for that. They administer the anesthesia via the tubes already going into your veins.

The pinch you felt was probably do to their strapping your body and legs down so you couldn't move anymore.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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I woke up and tried to pull the breathing tube (or whatever it was) out of my mouth as I thought I was choking on it. I can remember seeing a very shocked nurse looking at me and saying, "Doctor!"
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:54 PM
 
Location: London
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Oh my god, I can't imagine! Do you feel anything when you wake up?
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:31 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Yeah, I woke up once when they were pulling my wisdom teeth and I remember moaning that it hurt really bad and trying to get away, but then I don't remember anything after that, so yes, you do feel the pain. Thankfully it didn't last very long.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:48 PM
 
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I was having a DNC done and all I remember was I was having charlie horses in both of my hips I looked down and seen the Doc and at that time I started to kick my legs and waving my arms when all I heard was the doc say I'M Not done KNOCK her out and I started to swing my arms and knocked the anesthesiology off his stool.When I woke up later I asked my mom if everything went ok she said yes.I then looked at my arms and remembered that something was not right and it hit me like a ton of bricks I called for the Doctor and asked her if I woke up during the operation she said yes but everything is fine and nothing about anything that went on.I now years later have to have an operation and due to what went wrong am terrified to proceed...
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