Hilarious Stories About People Coming Out of Anesthesia

5. Singing after a spinal anesthetic tap. It is a type of anesthesia in which the patient stays awake throughout the operation without feeling anything. It… Trista - August 31, 2021

5. Singing after a spinal anesthetic tap.

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.”


4. Choking on gas anesthesia is pretty scary.

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 Sciar shares 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.”