Doctors see a lot in their daily work life.
From crazy injuries to confusing surgeries, they’re exposed to some pretty crazy things.
Here are some of the craziest things doctors have ever heard from patients after they’ve woken up from anesthesia.
I’m an anesthesia student currently doing my clinical rotations and I had an old guy wake up and the first thing he asked was “do I still have my balls?” and I told him “yep, both of them” and he said “both? Aw you guys are great”
Told to me by my wife confirmed by the nurse – I was in bed hospital room, waiting for surgery, they already gave me meds to calm me BUT they knocked me out.
Two nurses come in to move me to a gurney’ but they were small and I’m big they can’t move me over, my wife came over and poked me in the ribs saying “you’re snoring, rollover”, and I rolled right onto the gurney.
Had a patient in for an an endoscopy. As a matter of course, we place a speculum (think ball gag, but a metal ring instead of a ball) in the mouth through which to pass the scope so the patient doesn’t bite the scope once they’re under. We typically place it right at induction of anesthesia. This patient had the presence of mind to ask us what the ‘safe word’ was before he lost consciousness as we placed the speculum. One of the rare times the whole OR erupted in laughter.
I once had a patient start totally trashing her sister, telling me how she has always been the black sheep of the family, is a scumbag and wants to bang her husband. She’s just going off, and sitting in the doorway was the sister, the only one there to support her after surgery. You could tell it was crushing for her. This was probably an hour after the patient left PACU, conscious but still pretty whacked out.