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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.
A.j.: connectaj on January 31st, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
Dude, that's what you thought was going to happen? *eyes you*

And no, I was fine with my dental surgery. I had general anesthesia and was fine. (Ye ole wisdom teefs.) I actually got up later that day and played minigolf. Just do yourself a favor and don't drink anything with a straw afterwards as you create a vacuum with your mouth to intake the food/etc, and pull at your sutures. It's not that bad, but it's uncomfortable.

Yay for lack of teef!
Little Redmylittleredgirl on January 31st, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
OMG, I will be so pleased when my teef are removed! *makes note to double-check with doctor so they do not pull wrong teeth*

I don't even own any straws, so I'll prolly be good. I'll just drool all over myself for a while, I'm sure, since I spill water on myself even when not drugged!

HEY, someone told me they stick TUBES down your throat because anesthesia disables your normal lung-function and so they need to make you breathe. That is FEAR-INDUCING even for normal people, dewd.
bookbabe1999bookbabe1999 on February 1st, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
when my wisdoms came out, all i got was laughing gas, since my dental insurance at the time refused to give me anything more. also, they did them two at a time, so i had to go through this *twice*. so, i think you have it easy.

oh, yeah, and if they give you percocet, don't take it on an empty stomach (trust me...).