Various types of medication are given to patients to reduce pain; sedation is one of them. It relaxes patients completely and makes them sleepy. Youhave maybe heard it called monitor anesthesia. It is usually used in minor surgeries and less complex procedures. rumentrocar shares his experience saying. “During my paramedic clinical in the ER, an eight or so year old kid came in with a laceration to his finger that needed about ten sutures. The attending decided that conscious sedation was the best route and elected to use ketamine. I was pretty excited to see this stuff used in kids as I had only seen it used in animals during my time as a vet tech.
So, we find a quiet place and dim the lights (to help lessen ketamine-induced hallucinations) and give the kid his ketamine. His reaction was just like that of so many cats before him: his eyes went wide, and his limbs went out as if the world was spinning underneath him. Unlike cats, however, he began bargaining: “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, let’s talk about this.”, “Talk about what, Timmy?” “This and this stuff here. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, “Timmy, we are going to fix your finger.” “Are you sure that’s a good idea? I mean, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, come on, “Timmy, it’ll be over in just a minute.”, “Doc, have you done this before? I mean, really done this?”
Removal of the urinary bladder is termed cystectomy. It is used to treat and eliminate cancer. There are several cystectomy methods; one is partial cystectomy, and another one is radical cystectomy. bunnies501explains: “My boyfriend had a cyst removed and had to be put under. I didn’t see him go under, but apparently, he didn’t say much. (Nurse and anesthesiologist were kinds of being a jerk to me for no utter reason, and I already wasn’t happy with the surgeon.) We had agreed on a sentence that I would say, and he’d answer just to see if he was in the right state of mind…
(The sentence was “can you buy me some crayons, I think I ate mine.”) well, I walked into the recovery room where all I heard was, “and then this happened…whoaaaaa…, and I saw the lights…whoaaaaa…and I don’t remember anything whoaaaaaaa removal of the urinary bladder is termed cystectomy. It used to pull out cancer away. There are several methods of cystectomy. One is partial cystectomy, and another one is Radical cystectomy.”
7. Flourothane anesthesia might cause liquid, green air, and moving objects.
Flourothane is a gaseous form of Anesthesia used as an inhalation. It includes serious side effects like difficulty in breathing or abnormal heart rate. Apart from that, nausea and vomiting are the most common side effect of it. A Redditor kat_fud shares his experience, saying: “When I was in college, I met a guy who was an operating room orderly at the local hospital. One night there were a few people over at his house, and he pulled out a big test tube full of clear liquid. He said it was anesthesia called flourothane, and he poured a little bit on a rag, handed it to me, and said, ‘huff this.’
I huffed a little too strongly because the next thing I remember was waking up on the floor. My friends told me that I took a huge whiff, then stood up and immediately did a nose-dive into the floor. My glasses were messed up, and I had a nice big rug burn on the left side of my face. I was more careful on my next turn and quite enjoyed the experience. It felt a lot like you do when you inhale nitrous oxide, but it lasted about 15 minutes. The air seemed liquid with a green tint, and moving objects left trails. That night was the only time I used flourthane. I don’t remember how I explained the rug burn to everybody else.”
6. When you almost die during a routine wisdom tooth removal.
Tooth decay usually happens when bacteria attack the surface of your teeth. This can be a result of improper oral hygiene. It leads to cavities, which are holes in the teeth. It can be easily removed but might result in swelling and pain. A Redditor shares his experience. “The first time I ever was to go under general anesthetic, they gave me some sedative first, and then they’re going full-on mask. Well, “count backward from 100 please, eqdw”. So, I start and pass out very quickly. And then wake up about a minute later to hear “beep” and a nurse, in an incredibly calm voice “his heart stopped.”
This is common. It happens about once a month at that clinic. Normally they stab the patient with an epi-pen and keep going, but my doc had gone to med school with my dad, and I guess he wanted to be extra careful. They aborted the surgery (wisdom teeth, if you’re curious). Two months later, I went back for the second try. This time, they just gave me an industrial-strength stimulant before the drugs. My heartbeat was probably at about 150 (obviously, it’s hard to measure this when the drugs start coming) before I passed out. That time, it went without incident.”
It is a type of anesthesia in which the patient stays awake throughout the operation without feeling anything. It is usually injected into the spinal cord, but sometimes through a drip, it is also added to the blood. During delivery, it is injected in women. Spinal anesthesia can be used in urology. It includes bladder or genital surgeries. Orthopedics includes the operation of bones. Vascular includes operations in blood vessels. Obstetrics includes cesarean section. Sometimes doctor combines spinal anesthesia with general anesthesia, and this is the best option for the patient.
A Redditor shares his experience. “I woke up during surgery (I’d only had a spinal anesthetic and then meds to make me sleep) and began telling everyone how “Fricking awesome” they all were for doing my surgery so early in the morning (It was 8 am). Then I started singing ‘The Night Pat Murphy Died’ whilst the surgeon was closing me up. The surgery was on St. Patrick’s Day. While in the recovery room (and still pretty darn loopy), I noticed that the monitor machines had Ethernet ports and wouldn’t quit asking the nurses questions about them.”
The most common anesthesia is in gas form. These are desflurane and isoflurane, which are chemically reacted with halogenated ethers. Along with halogens, alkanes are also attached to them. Anesthesia affects the cardiovascular system by decreasing mean arterial pressure and by decreasing the systematic vascular system. It also affects the pulmonary, hepatic, and central nervous systems. And in pulmonary anesthetic, which is inhaled decreases tidal concentration. A Redditor Sciarshares his experience, saying: “When I was little, I was having an operation, and they gave me the gas form of anesthesia.
I remember freaking out after about 10+ seconds because it felt like I couldn’t breathe with that mask on, and I’d been trying to keep my stuff together. Anyways out of the blue, I decided to fight it, and I pulled off the mask and sucked in a huge breath of air. I fuzzily remember the rest as the medical staff held me down, and I kicked and fought to free myself from this awful smell and choking. I woke up the mid-fight, and they ran over to pin me back down until I realized what was going on.”
3. When a patient doesn’t know if he is talking out loud or in his head.
Compressing your foot and putting ice on it helps reducing pain or inflammation. We can wrap the wound by following steps like wrapping around the foot. Hold the bandage against the wound and make sure the bandage must be tight. The second step is to wrap against the ankle, hold the bandage move slightly upward towards the ankle. Ensure that every turn leaves at one inch overlapping the preceding layer. The last one is finishing the wrap by covering the whole foot and ankle tightly, put medical tape on it to secure the bandage.
A Redditor shares his story saying: “After ankle surgery, I was being wheeled out on the hospital bed when I came to, and I saw my wrapped-up foot and thought, “Oh, someone just got surgery. I wonder when it’s my turn…Oh… that’s my foot… Did I just say that out loud?” I couldn’t tell if my thoughts were coming out of my mouth or not, so I shut up until I got to the recovery room. A similar thing happened with my wisdom tooth surgery. I came to while being wheeled out to my car, and I think/say, “Is this my car? Where are we going?”
2. Popping your knee back in place deserves some pizza.
As the patella stays in its position, a person can walk, sit, and run. When it dislocates from the place, a person might suffer from pain. Symptoms involve knee buckles, inability to support your weight, slips off the side, stiffness, cracking, pain when you sit or bend your knees, and pain increases as a person’s activity increases. Treatment of dislocating knee is to replace, and the process is termed as reduction. In reduction, the doctor fixes the knee cap by applying force. The doctors recommend exercise; it will strengthen the legs, which leads to the patella staying in its place.
If the knee is relatively dislocated, then nonsurgical treatment is recommended. As explained by a Redditor catch10110: “I had dislocated my patella, and it was kind of just stuck out there, so I ended up having to go to the hospital. They gave me some drug that they said makes you blackout for 15-20 minutes, so you are still awake when they fix you…you just won’t remember it. When they popped the kneecap back in place, it hurt just a little bit, as I screamed at them that they were all a bunch of GODS DAMNED. Then I asked if I could have some pizza.”
1. He couldn’t remember anything, thanks to the IV.
Some drugs are directly injected into veins by intravenous injection or infusion. It helps in medications dosing for heart attack, stroke, or poisoning. Many drugs cause pain due to their pH level. When it is injected into the vein, it becomes red and inflamed, termed as Phlebitis. It has two types, direct intravenous injection and intravenous infusion. In the first type, the drug volume is low and injected into an entry port such as cannula. Whereas the second type contains drugs in large volumes and connects to the patient’s vein. These two methods depend on drug concentration and the factors of patients like the accessibility of IV and parallel disease, for example, heart failure.
The infusion will be irregular. This injection is injected in peripheral and central veins. Peripheral includes hand and arm, in peripheral, this drug accumulated and block the path whereas central vein, is much more resistant to drugs. A Redditor GIMR shared his story saying: “I only had one surgery. I was sitting upon a counter or something, and they started giving me drugs via IV. I said, “I don’t feel tired…” and then I woke up in recovery with my whole bottom half numb with my mother sitting there. I told her I couldn’t feel my legs, and she said that already told her that they think they might’ve given me a little too much anesthesia.”