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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.
spacefiend: DDTspacefiend on January 31st, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
I had no such tube thingy when I got my wisdom teeth out. Just an IV. (And laughing gas, which is really fun. It took me at least 30 seconds to remember how to say hello when the surgeon walked in. But then again, I have major needle issues, so I was kinda hyperventilating the laughing gas cause I wanted to pass out before the needles showed up.)

I think they do wisdom teeth with only a local only if they're not impacted. All three of mine were, so I got knocked out - if yours are impacted, that's probably why they won't do just a local.
Little Red: lc - sanctuary - alexia88mylittleredgirl on January 31st, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
I thought laughing gas was only if they weren't doing general anesthesia...? And yah, all of mine are impacted and roots are around nerves and things, as I suppose all tooth roots are. I don't know. They made it sound interesting.
spacefiendspacefiend on January 31st, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
I got laughing gas both times I had general anesthesia (both times for some form of oral surgery). I don't know the exact reasons why they gave me both, but I know it relaxed me enough that the IV didn't bother me (which like I said, serious needle issues here). It probably made the IV easier to put in when my arm was fully relaxed instead of tense.