Oh My God first of April is here and I gotta write every day!!! Is someone trying to fool me today?? Well actually not. I am indeed going to write every day! Okay my theme this year for the A to Z Challenge is anecdotes and I am sharing glimpses of my life through several anecdotes.

Those of you know me on FB or are regular readers here know that I was pregnant a few months ago and now I have a little boy. [Who’s turning out to be a complete monkey]. Today I am going to tell you about my delivery story. 

A is Anesthesia!


I had a c-section because of some complications. Since my dad is a surgeon himself he offered to be present in the OT. The OB and dad are great friends. On the day of the surgery, I got a catheter inserted [which was quite a prick] and the anesthetist said “we are going to give you anesthesia now.” [As if I had anything to say in it.] I was getting a general anesthesia.

I don’t know when everything was blank and black or I was sleeping god knows what was happening. I felt something moving below my (then huge) belly! I could feel bells ringing around my head somewhere but couldn’t open my eyes. I could hear my dad’s voice somewhere in the distance. But what’s happening through all that loud rings and jing bangs! That’s when it struck me shit the anesthesia didn’t work! Not completely for I could still feel every damn thing!

The hand that’s moving near my belly what is that hand going to do?? Is the doctor marking the place for incision??? Are they going to cut me up now??? But I can feel every damn thing – I am in trouble, big trouble, I am going to feel all the pain – it’s going to turn in a horror story!!

I tried, I tried really hard to open my eyes, to speak, to move my hands, fingers, legs just about any damn thing in the body so that I could signal them I am not knocked off yet, you are going to hurt me, just stop with what you are doing. But nothing was working. The bells were now inside my head, someone was hammering inside my brain. I could hear people talk louder. I was still trying, relentlessly, to move my hands. I could hear people laughing around. Why the hell are these doctors laughing!! I am going to feel the pain!! Someone look at me I am trying to signal.

I could barely move my fingers and I concentrating on moving with all the strength I had in body. Black clouds moving white bright sun coming in. Yes I was close I was succeeding in moving my wrist maybe I could speak but something was stopping me. The bright glare just vanished ohh I could see… “ann….annn…anesth…anesthesia hoyni…. Stop… “(anesthesia didn’t take place… stop). I managed to utter with great difficulty.

But everyone started laughing! WTF! I am trying so hard and you guys are laughing! Dad…where’s my dad? That’s the only thing I could think that time. The anesthetist lady again laughed and announced to others “She is telling anesthesia didn’t take place!” Again there was a round of laughter and I could hear my dad telling from somewhere don’t try to speak it will hurt your throat.

“Stop, no anesthe…”

Tina… surgery is over” said my dad hovering over my face.

“What??”

That’s when I got to know that everything was over and I was coming back into the senses and not getting knocked off!! The hand that was moving near my belly was my OB’s hands stitching me up. All that effort that I was putting in making a single finger move was all in vain and I felt like a complete idiot!

Dad came again and asked “are you interested in knowing about the baby?” That’s when it hit me ‘oh yes I was here to deliver!’

I can never forget how I made a fool out of myself. It was the first time I was having a surgery and getting a general anesthesia. Maybe things like this happen with others! Or maybe I should stop reading about anesthesia gone wrong stories!

It still brings a smile on my face on how I made a complete idiot out of myself. 

LOL


Ok I am not the only one! Source

Do you have any similar anesthesia story? Let me know. I’ll wait for your comment.                                                                                

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This post is written for the A to Z Challenge 2016 for Day 1 Letter A. Visit A to Z, BlogChatter to read other beautiful bloggers!

Tina Basu

41 Comments on #AtoZChallenge 2016 Day 1 A – Anaesthesia Story

  1. Geets
    April 1, 2016 at 5:58 am (8 months ago)

    Haha.. It really worried me initially but eventually it was a fun read Tina 🙂

    Love,
    Geets

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  2. Kala Ravi
    April 1, 2016 at 6:19 am (8 months ago)

    Hehehe, this was a fun read! You had me gripped and worried! Looking forward to some fun times ahead with your posts 🙂

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  3. Ira
    April 1, 2016 at 7:09 am (8 months ago)

    I could feel the eerie atmosphere of the operation theater. In spite of being in trained hands the worry is inevitable. A fun read!

    @w0rds4u from As Time Flies

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  4. thewhitescape
    April 1, 2016 at 8:31 am (8 months ago)

    I’ve only been put under anesthesia many times in my life, and ever since I’ve wondered what exactly happened to me during those lost hours. It turns out nobody really knows. But if they ever find out, they may get a little closer to solving the riddle of consciousness.

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  5. Tina Basu
    April 1, 2016 at 9:48 am (8 months ago)

    Thank you Stephen

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  6. Tina Basu
    April 1, 2016 at 9:48 am (8 months ago)

    Thanks Geets

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  7. Tina Basu
    April 1, 2016 at 9:49 am (8 months ago)

    My pleasure Kala. Hope to entertain you this month

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  8. Tina Basu
    April 1, 2016 at 9:49 am (8 months ago)

    Yeah it was eerie actually

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  9. Tina Basu
    April 1, 2016 at 9:50 am (8 months ago)

    Wow how many times?

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  10. Gail M Baugniet - Author
    April 1, 2016 at 11:42 am (8 months ago)

    You are a great thriller writer! I was so nervous reading your story, I almost couldn't finish! Glad I did. What a good April Fool's joke on me. Sure glad all turned out well for you. Congratulations on your baby boy.

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  11. Around My Kitchen Table
    April 1, 2016 at 11:42 am (8 months ago)

    You poor thing! I have read horror stories of people being able to feel everything but unable to tell anyone so it must have been awful for you to have that going through your mind. I'm presuming baby was well – so congratulations!

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  12. bellybytes
    April 1, 2016 at 11:42 am (8 months ago)

    You are lucky your GA really worked. My daughter who is an anaesthetist told me a horror story of an operation where the anaesthetist (not her thankfully) did not give the anaesthesia properly . The patient suffered from mental trauma not to mention extreme pain. I've been under anaesthesia several times and know the feeling of weightlessness and light headedness before you pass out.

    BellyBytes from
    Mumbai On A High

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  13. bookworm
    April 1, 2016 at 11:42 am (8 months ago)

    No, thankfully!!!!!!! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  14. Roshan Radhakrishnan
    April 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm (8 months ago)

    Haha… I personally wait till all the stitching and suturing is done before reversing and bringing the patient back to consciousness. 🙂
    On a personal note, when I underwent General anaesthesia too, I woke up thinking no time had passed since i had closed my eyes and wondering why they werent starting the operation. Turned out it was over and I had already been shifted to post op 🙂

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  15. Tina Basu
    April 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm (8 months ago)

    Lucky you are

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  16. Tina Basu
    April 1, 2016 at 1:10 pm (8 months ago)

    Gosh that's scary

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  17. Tina Basu
    April 1, 2016 at 1:10 pm (8 months ago)

    Yes baby's all well. Thanks

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  18. Tina Basu
    April 1, 2016 at 1:11 pm (8 months ago)

    Haha thanks. I was feeling like a big fool that afternoon

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  19. Tina Basu
    April 1, 2016 at 1:11 pm (8 months ago)

    That's great. But do patients wake up and say what the hell was happening?

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  20. Mary Hill
    April 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm (8 months ago)

    Funny. Glad you came through the surgery though and had your baby. 😉

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  21. Dixita mour
    April 1, 2016 at 3:52 pm (8 months ago)

    Hehw it tensed me early later I laughed :pp

    You have a good trick of making people tensed, happy or anything
    @dixita011 from
    Cafenined words

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  22. Dixita mour
    April 1, 2016 at 3:52 pm (8 months ago)

    Hehw it tensed me early later I laughed :pp

    You have a good trick of making people tensed, happy or anything
    @dixita011 from
    Cafenined words

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  23. Tina Basu
    April 1, 2016 at 4:01 pm (8 months ago)

    Thanks Dixita

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  24. Breyana Murphy
    April 1, 2016 at 6:13 pm (8 months ago)

    Very well written 🙂 Had me hooked till the moment of realization! Great start, thank you.

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  25. Rajlakshmi
    April 2, 2016 at 4:35 am (8 months ago)

    it immediately reminded me of the movie Awake… but glad nothing so serious 🙂 Although at your expense I did smile at the end 😀

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  26. ROHAN KACHALIA
    April 2, 2016 at 9:21 am (8 months ago)

    A fun yet gripping anecdote Tina. Lovely!

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  27. Shalzzzz
    April 2, 2016 at 2:53 pm (8 months ago)

    You got me shit scared! 🙂
    And congrats! Yay!!!!!!!!!!
    I ll come back to read your anecdotes. Tina! Awesome series!

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  28. Patricia Lynne
    April 2, 2016 at 9:37 pm (8 months ago)

    I've heard there's a thing called anesthesia awareness so I don't blame you for freaking out. That would be a horrible experience. Glad it wasn't the case for you and it ended up just being a funny story.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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  29. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:08 am (8 months ago)

    Thank you so much

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  30. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:08 am (8 months ago)

    Thank you so much

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  31. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:09 am (8 months ago)

    Don't be scared it's going to go all fine. Congratulations in advance

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  32. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:09 am (8 months ago)

    Hehe thanks Raj

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  33. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:09 am (8 months ago)

    Thank you Roshan

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  34. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:10 am (8 months ago)

    Thank you Shalini I was scared too at that time

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  35. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:10 am (8 months ago)

    Yeah thankfully

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  36. Anshul Taran
    September 17, 2016 at 5:23 pm (3 months ago)

    Well as a drama it is awesomely told.
    But as an anaesthetist I usually bring patient back to senses when procedure fully done, as what you have felt that also medicolegally important in western countries.

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