If you’re going to have an operation, you’re likely to get anesthetic medicines, which will put you in sleep during the operation.
During this time you are unconscious, you will not remember anything that happened. Well, what if you’re conscious?
Although very very rare (such as one thousandth) general anesthetic drugs in the operation of patients can maintain consciousness. This condition called; anesthetic awareness operation or, anesthetic consciousness “, is basically awakened during surgery; that is to say, being aware of what is going on and what is going on. Patients do not experience a high rate of pain during this awareness, and this may not always happen.
Why do some people experience anesthetic awareness?
This can happen for several reasons. As can be seen in people with a large number of diseases, the use of the dose of the normal anesthetic drug is risky, as a result of the patient may be the result of a small amount of medication.
What happens if you “wake up” during the surgery?
First of all, we would like to point out that the awakening here is not what we do every day. You can’t talk like you can’t move your eyes, hands or feet, so you’ll look unconscious and sleep when you look out. So during this awareness only your brain remains awake.
People who live in this state indicate different levels of awareness. Some people remember short and uncertain moments, while others can remember all surgery. Some even recall pressure from cutting operations. But, of course, it is a pity, but there are no exceptions.
The trauma that Donna Penner had lived for more than 10 years has caused her pain to recur even in the slightest reminder. A 55-year-old Canadian woman woke up before her first cut into the abdomen, as her anesthetic meds had not been fully functional in the operation she had performed before she turned 45.
At first, Penner thought that the surgery was over because he was waking up and that the doctors started to clean his abdomen. When he felt his incontinence, he realized that the surgery had not started yet. Even though she was awake, under the influence of the drug could not move anywhere and could not even the slightest sound, so he could not notify anyone.
Donna Penner said, az That’s where I ended up. It didn’t know what I was going through and I couldn’t tell anyone anything. I couldn’t even pour a tear. Although I could move my feet, nobody saw that. says.
Oxygen given by oxygen at the beginning of the operation cannot breathe because it was interrupted and thought that it would die in the meantime, Donna, the end of surgery again when the oxygen is able to come back with tears, he says.
While there are a number of projects trying to document cases like Donna Penner’s, the most successful of these is the Anesthetic Awareness Record at Washington University in Seattle. The department, founded in 2007, has collected more than 340 reports, mostly from North America. Although they are protected by confidentiality, some of the details released provide good insight into the issue as much as possible.