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31 January 2007 @ 12:42 pm
So at work, I just told everyone that I am SCARED THAT I AM GOING TO DIE IN SURGERY TOMORROW because omg, they will stick a TUBE down my throat and I HATE that and someone says they have to PARALYZE YOUR LUNGS and and...

Coworker: "They don't stick a tube down your throat for general anesthesia."
Me: *pauses semi-hysterical tirade* "What?"
Other coworker: "Yeah, dude, they just stick you with an IV. You still breathe on your own."
Me: "... Oh. Well, I guess I'm okay then."

Anyway, my day has improved, liek, a hundred-fold now that I no longer need to call everyone I've ever known and Make Peace with them before having my LUNGS PARALYZED tomorrow. I have zero fear of needles (aha! I saw like half of you twitch), so if that's all there is, I'm chill.

Comment-spam, especially in ficlet form would be most welcome! However, if any of you send me links about how many people actually die from oral surgery, I will HAUNT YOU FROM THE GRAVE, OMG, AND NOT IN THAT FUN PATRICK SWAYZE WAY.

p.s. Surgery scheduled for 9 AM tomorrow. Please disregard all LJ posts made from then until, liek, Saturday, because they will probably consist of me waxing on about the meaning of life to be found in a croissant, or something equally deep. (See... there's LIFE... and it's all... like rolled around itself... and if you just leave it on the counter it gets all CRUSTY...)
am: werk
feel: scaredscared
hear: oh, crap, I forgot to turn the music on.
Adele: DLM - Delores - Grilled Cheese Defibadele_t on January 31st, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
ok, this is a freaky coincidence cos I'm currently doing uni stuff about general anaesthetic procedures, you'll be pleased to hear that no mention is made of lung paralysis.

Also,if they were to tube youn (which i'm not saying they will, just hypothetically), speaking as a nurse who's loitered around operating theatres and recovery rooms, the patients are not exactly aware of the tubing. It's done when you're asleep, taken out when you're barely awake. And speaking as a patient whose undergone general anaesthatics more times than I can remember...if they ever did tube me (which I'm fairly sure they did at least once, I was entirely unaware of it...)
Trialia: Lizzie hurts when I breathetrialia on January 31st, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
*nods* was out cold when they put mine in, but they managed to scrape the inside of my throat with it, which is how come I felt it afterwards...
Little Redmylittleredgirl on January 31st, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
I'm just worried I'll start hyperventilating on the table thinking about the impending tubing. Oh well, it'll be an experience. And I'll try not to horridly embarrass myself and cling to the waiting room chairs or anything.