Anesthesiologists of Reddit, what was something you won’t forget hearing from someone that was under?

  1. I know someone who painted their kitchen floor red on Ambien. Not very well. They had been painting another room in their house so the paint was accessible.

  2. After an operation on a patients neck, he woke up and yelled “AHHHH” then grabbed his junk with both hands and was like “oh thank God it’s still there” then immediately passed out again

  3. I had an ovarian cyst removed a year ago and woke up from the anesthesia saying 'hand...hand please.' and making 'grabby hands' with both my hands until the nurses finally came over and held my hands for about five minutes while I just smiled and tried to go back to sleep.

  4. I recently had surgery for endometriosis, and I did the exact same thing. The nurses nicely held my hand before setting it back on the bed once I calmed down. Apparently this lasted for 15-20 minutes until I realized they had tucked the stuffed animal I brought under my arm and that I could hold it instead. They put bandages on it in the same place I had them. I’m 24, but because of covid I had to be alone and a stuffed animal was the best I could do.

  5. My boyfriend at the time had just gotten his wisdom teeth removed, on the ride home with his mouth full of gauze, he gets a call on his cell phone. He answered it and just starts talking away, whoever it was on the other side could not possibly understand a word he was saying with all the gauze in his mouth. But man, he had a lot to talk about and they apparently didn't hang up....

  6. I woke up from gallbladder surgery confused as to why my mom wasn’t there (I was 18 and looking for my mom). The nurse informed me I had cussed out my entire family and they sent them home and put me on a no visitor list, only for me to wakeup at 2am with no memory making them call my mom back. Another time I woke up and made horrifically inappropriate jokes. I told a nurse she was pissing me off because I didn’t like the automatic blood pressure cuff. Another I refused to listen to followup orders until I had a chicken sandwich (my negotiations were not met). I’m a real treat after anesthesia but I get a lot of this done at the office my mom works at so she can warn them lol.

  7. I ask a patient after surgery how he feels. He opens his eyes, stares me dead-on and says “with my fingers”. Then he goes right back to sleep.

  8. Only somewhat related but my father had to know a lot of defense related security stuff for his last job and once after he had surgery the doc said “wow you had some interesting things to say” and to this day he doesn’t know if he blabbed something to the doc or if the doc was just joking. The doc saying that really, really, really pissed him off.

  9. Back when I was in (USAF, 1983) I was told that due to my security clearance I had to have an OSI "observer" in the room until I woke up and recovered. Unfortunately, they didn't tell me this until I was already half doped up, and I panicked. Got paranoid, kept insisting they duct tape my mouth so I couldn't talk. The nurse patiently explained to me that, since I was there for wisdom teeth, that they couldn't operate with tape over my mouth... thats the last thing I remember.

  10. I’m an anesthesiologist. The best story was a 40-some year old woman for appendectomy, said while I’m giving the propofol to induce anesthesia. She said “oh I don’t remember it tasting like that before” (slurred). I said “what does it taste like?” since propofol doesn’t usually elicit a taste reaction. She almost yelled “DEEEZ NUTS”, and was promptly under anesthesia thereafter. There have been other stories, but this one has the entire OR staff rolling laughing for minutes after she was under.

  11. My aunt got rushed to the hospital for abnormal heart rate - but it wasn't a heart attack or stroke, but her heart was going at like 200 beats per minute or whatever it was. They had to put her under so they could shock her heart back to normal. As they're taking her under, the doctor says something like "Okay, in it goes" and she immediately quips with "That's what she said"

  12. One summer I was home from college and my dad needed me to pick him up after his very first colonoscopy. He was nervous so I got there early. The nurse called me back and asked me to help wake him up, as they were having some trouble. I go back and am making chit chat. “Oh dad, you’ve got those cool booties on!” He raised his head a little bit to look at them then yelled, “Booty call!”

  13. Woke up from nasal surgery strapped to the bed and a very disgruntled anesthesiologist standing over me.

  14. My husband had to undergo a colonoscopy and when he came around he started aggressively grilling the staff about Abraham Lincoln. He isn’t a historian or anything, he works as a business analyst and knows next to nothing about Abraham Lincoln.

  15. One time I, a male biology student in his early 20’s with a stuck kidney stone, was being put under for surgery: Just as the anesthesiologist was pushing meds and telling me to count back from 100, I looked up at him in a drugged but focused gaze and said “You’re so pretty.. you could be in movies” then blackness.

  16. I had a similar experience during my first tympanoplasty. The doctor/surgeon was really attractive. I was a teenage girl. I jokingly called him "Dr. A-hunk-a" to my mom during one of the pre-surgery appointments(it rhymed with his actual surname). Apparently one of the nurses overheard me.

  17. My personal story. When I had my wisdom teeth out, I kept holding a fake camera up to my face saying "you're beautiful" and making clicking noises while I was under. I'm a professional photographer and my dental surgeon ended up booking a session with me a year later.

  18. Apparently, when I had surgery to remove my Bartholin’s gland (a gland at the entrance of the vagina that can get an abscess), they asked me how I felt as soon as I was awake.

  19. Wait - would you be willing to explain why you had to have surgery to remove this gland? This feels like something people should know about. I have had a vagina for a solid number of years and did not know that this was a thing. I’m glad you’re okay!

  20. I have no recollection of this but according to my mom, when she met me in the recovery room after wisdom tooth extraction I was very eager to tell her something but my mouth was full of gauze. So they gave me a pen and I wrote something on the surgical bib. Hours later, when I was back in reality she asked me “what was with the meow meows, my son?” I had no idea what she was talking about so she showed me the bib. It said

  21. I had a guy (nefarious character, heavy drug use history) who got a bunch of ketamine (probably too much) in recovery from one of the other docs to help with severe pain after his abscess drainage. I was asked to check on him in an hour as the other doc had left for the evening. Went over and saw him in the K hole drooling on himself but otherwise fine, so I left and came back an hour later.

  22. I’ve heard of people who have dreams that are so vivid that they live entire lives in them. It fucks them up when they wake up bc they have memories of their kids who were never real

  23. I've told this here before but: maybe 4 months after getting out of an abusive marriage I had surgery for a bad hernia (had it for years but my ex always put barriers in the way of getting it fixed).

  24. I once came out of anesthesia after an endoscopy, which can cause you to burp pretty much the whole day, and my fiancée asked “How’re you doing?” I misheard and answered as though she said “What are you doing?”

  25. Is it common to get sedated for an endoscopy in the US? I had mine fully awake. They sprayed my throat with a numbing spray and told me not to swallow my saliva because I could choke, I replied "got it!" and proceeded to immediately choke on my saliva lol

  26. Kind of on topic; when my mom woke up after having a stroke, the doctor asked if she recognized the people in the room. She got my sisters name right, called me my brothers name, and smiled real big at my step dad and called him asshole.

  27. I was working when I got a text from my little sister, "I'm sorry, your husband is dead." She lives in Florida, me, Arizona. I got married recently and she's never talked to my husband. I was so busy at the time, but, had to stop and was freaking out!! Text her back, WHAT?!?!? She said, Prince is dead. (I was in love with him my whole life.). But I was thinking my real husband was dead. I still cried, though.

  28. How about the other way around? I took my mom for her surgery on her right shoulder and her anesthesiologist was this very dignified, solemn older Persian gentleman. My mom told him, "Just so you know, I wrote directions on myself to make sure you get it right!" (She was joking around, but she actually does this... old battleaxe nurse habits die hard.)

  29. Patient here. Came out of anesthesia and heard gotye's "somebody that I used to know" playing in the recovery room. I asked my SO why they were playing it at like 10x the normal speed and the nurse just goes "ok so she's not ready to go home yet" lol

  30. A friend of mine was doing a type of spine procedure where they fixed part of a broken vertebrae under sedation. He said most people fall right asleep but every now and then someone just won’t fall asleep no matter how much IV anesthesia they get. This guy that he was doing the procedure on got so talkative that he was just going on and on about his favorite fishing spots while he was having his broken vertebra fixed. My friend kept asking him if he was in pain or anything but they guy was like “I don’t feel anything. Anyways, let me tell you about this place I bass fish…” Guy had the whole procedure awake despite lots of anesthesia and was happy as a clam!

  31. This guy I was dating he asked me to take him to get his wisdom teeth removed. He told me that anesthesia doesn’t effect him a lot and we were supposed to go on a road trip the next day.

  32. My aunt, who notoriously despises fast food (old Mexican lady whose food is as good as it gets) woke up and looked at my uncle and said, “are you the sexy man that’s gonna take me to McDonald’s?” If you knew her you would know that she would NEVER say that. She has never lived it down.

  33. My husband woke up from anesthesia after a colonoscopy just after the doctor walked in. He didn’t see the doctor and and told me “no blowjob for you” then fell back asleep and ripped a big fart. The doctor looked at me and busted out laughing. He said not to be embarrassed, people say the weirdest things but this one he’d remember

  34. My mom woke up from dental surgery and when we were leaving the surgeon's office, he gave her a "goodie bag" with floss and a toothbrush and stuff, and the whole way home she kept asking if she could eat the candy that the dentist gave her. Every time I told her there was no candy, she looked so heartbroken, like a little kid when their goldfish dies or something

  35. Lmaooo my daughter does this same shit with her krav maga instructor and he's like 12 years younger than me it's so embarrassing. She doesn't have the excuse of being on drugs though. She just really likes that instructor.

  36. I was under general anesthesia to get my gall bladder removed. As I was being wheeled back through the double doors there was a giant tv screen that listed the surgeries going on. I was way too loopy to actually read it but I swear I saw “Elbow-ectomy” and started hysterically laughing over the idea of removing an elbow and being left with a floppy arm. Apparently what I actually said was “elbooow jellooooo” and then passed out.

  37. Had my wisdom teeth out. When I woke up I was so excited to get my now extracted teeth and keep them as a souvenir. The nurse said I couldn’t. She wheeled me out to the front door where my wife was waiting to load me into the car. She saw my disappointed face and asked, “what’s wrong honey?” I turned and pointed to the nurse and said through my gauze stuffed mouth “This fucking bitch won’t let me keep my teeth!” My stunned wife apologized and the nurse explained that it’s fine but they were a biohazard to which I replied incredulously “They were in my fucking mouth an hour ago!!”

  38. Omg are you me? I woke up and was enraged that I couldn’t have my teeth. I’m usually known for my convivial nature but when I woke up after my wisdom teeth coming out I was… very upset. I was yelling “They’re MINE!!!!” And when someone said they’d been thrown out I said they had to go searching in the garbage can. Then I started crying.

  39. NAA but I was part of the operating theatre team. There was a girl in her late 20s like me and we had a good laugh when I went to bring her down to the OR from the ward. I think I might've brought her into the procedure room too but at that point, the doctors would've been talking to her.

  40. Ah man. This brings back the embarrassing memory of being out of it enough during a colonoscopy to ask my doctor, “What made you decide you wanted to look at butts all day?”, but unfortunately not out of it enough to forget about it later.

  41. As I was getting sedated for my vasectomy, the last thing I remember is thinking the anaesthetist was pretty cute... 14 years later I still get self conscious thinking about whether or not I vocalised those thoughts as the aesthetic took hold.

  42. Anesthesiologist here. For better or for worse, I’m a big Green Bay Packers fan, so I wear a scrub cap with the Packers name/colors on it.

  43. I'm not an anesthesiologist, but very recently I had major surgery and then a subsequent emergency surgery because I later proceeded to nearly die (twice). As I was going under for the emergency surgery, despite the fact I was bleeding horrifically, I demanded everyone tell me their favorite color. I was relieved to hear someone had the same favorite color as me.

  44. I was giving a young female patient sedation for a routine colonoscopy, and as I pushed the propofol (sleepy medicine), it started to hit her…she sat straight up and yelled to everyone in the procedure room, “I SHAVED MY ASSHOLE FOR YOU!” and she flopped down on her pillow and she was asleep.

  45. When I was 19, I got put under via Propofol to have my wisdom teeth removed. This was not long after Michael Jackson had died from an overdose of Propofol.

  46. Yup I've been under twice and apparently I'll sob and grab anyone and tell them to hold my hand. I apparently tell them to be quiet if they try to talk to me though, I just want to hold a hand and cry idk what that's all about

  47. No, I’m usually aggressive. In the 5 times I’ve been put under I have almost exclusively accused people of stealing body parts and/or another crime.

  48. So….what you’re saying is that I will never escape the gross side of parenthood, even when my children have spouses 😂

  49. I was put under for a few surgeries. The first one I saw a pile of seats or something and I started talking about how they looked like Lazer tag guns and invited him to go play lazertag after.

  50. I'm sure the anesthesiologist that did my son's dental surgery will never forget him. Specifically, because he came out after the fact clearly trying very hard not to laugh to tell my wife about it.

  51. My daughter had dental surgery as well, and I imagine the nurses remember her well. All 25 pounds of my 3 year old woke up pissed and ready for a fist fight. She screamed and yelled so loudly that I could hear her from the waiting room.

  52. My dad is SUPER resistant to anesthesia and most pain meds, which sucks for him. He warned them when he went to get his hip replaced but evidently they ignored or underestimated his statement. Mid-hip replacement, he woke up, sat up in his seat, and attempted to strangle the doctor to death. He got far closer than a man in his condition should have. (When I say mid hip replacement, the hip was fully replaced. They were about to begin like closing the hole, or whatever the terminology is)

  53. I semi-woke up mid-surgery and kept trying to get off the table, and apparently I wouldn't stop telling the doctors to fuck off 😅 I have a vague memory of it but it's mostly blurry

  54. I was giving birth and I told the entire medical staff to go fuck themselves then turned my head and told the anesthesiologist “not you though, I like you”.

  55. One of my patients coming out of sedation embarrassed her husband who was in the room by saying that during their sex he likes to have Vicks rubbed on his back side.

  56. When coming out of it I was REALLY angry my fiancé was trying to steal my ice cream. I did t have any ice cream but I was convinced he was trying to steal it

  57. I came out of anesthesia and was really thirsty, but they told me I couldn't drink anything yet. Between me asking if the numbers on the machine were okay, and repeating, "I know I can't have a drink... but I am very thirsty," I probably drove the nurse insane. She finally brought me a wet cloth or something and I stared at it for a moment before saying, "Ah, yes. Like Jesus," then started sucking on the cloth.

  58. I gave a patient an IV dose of ketamine for a pain procedure. He proceeded to tell the room that everyone had turned into cartoon characters and then he announced he was melting into a wall of butter. Still my finest achievement as a physician...

  59. I'm a medical coder. Every time I see ket used on an anesthesia case, I can't help but think of all the erowid reports I used to read about the k-hole. What an absolutely wild substance.

  60. Recently was given ketamine myself. I visualized that I turned into a cartoon character (from a 3rd person perspective) and went into outer space on a spaceship where I was thoroughly cleaned on an assembly line. This happened while the doc and a nurse were scrubbing sand out of road rash injuries. Coolest thing ever!

  61. An ER doc I worked with said in his residency the first year interns would all give themselves 1 mg/kg ketamine and race down a hallway. Whoever made it furthest before disassociating was crowned Ketamine King or Queen for the year.

  62. Am an anesthetist. Woke up a 70 yr old Pt who got a penile prosthesis implant for erectile dysfunction. First thing out of his mouth in his post surgery stupor was to request a private room and find out when he could "take this baby out for a test drive". He was a happily married jokester

  63. As a 17 year old i had a colonoscopy because GI doctors couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t go #2. I mention this as an important detail, because after the colonoscopy I was still very much under the anesthesia effects, loopy, and when my mom tried to offer saltines I started screaming “HOW MANY CALORIES DO THOSE THINGS HAVE” and my mom starts panicking like “calm down, lower your voice, people are gonna think you have an eating disorder or something” and I just said “I CAN’T TALK QUIET WHATS GOING ON”

  64. They can see stool build up when a CT scan... Bizarre to me that they didn't figure out you were not eating from that alone.

  65. My dad also asked the dr during a colonoscopy if he could have pictures of the inside of his asshole to show his friends as a prank.. needless to say they love when he has any appointments.

  66. I was under anesthesia to get my wisdom teeth removed. When I was slowly waking up, I heard the nurses talking about Hakeem Olajuwon. I started talking about which Rockets I knew. How I knew Rudy T. They’re all like, ya you do, okay okay. My girlfriend is sitting there laughing with them, playing along as if I’m so high and talking shit. In reality, I was a bartender at a place where they would frequent. I knew all those guys. And my girlfriend fucking KNEW I knew them. She just thought the whole situation was so funny though, that she didn’t just say something like, no he’s serious, it’s true.

  67. X-ray tech here. I’ve had a bunch of funny ones that I can’t quite remember perfectly. But I’ve had more than one accuse me of being their English teacher. The kids are always funny. Apologizing to their parents for being drunk and stuff when they wake up.

  68. I was injected with something to loosen me up before they rolled my bed into the operating room. My bed was pretty wide and definitely comfortable. The nurse says to me "okay, we're going to move you over to the skinny table now."

  69. I took something like that before I got my wisdom teeth out. Within 10 minutes of taking it, I couldn't see straight. By the time I got to the doc I was in outer space. They put the IV in and I looked at my arm for a good second and asked "did you just stick me?" And the nurse said yes. Long pause as I continued to stare at my arm. "Ow." And then I was out lol

  70. My wife was all doped up during her c-section and asked the anesthesiologist, "did they cut me open yet?" He calmly told her they did. To which she replied, "awwwww shit", with a huge grin on her face. The doctor and I lost it.

  71. I had a C-section and wouldn’t shut up about how I felt like I was floating in the ocean. I offered the anesthesiologist “a hit of the good shit” and completely forgot I was getting a baby pulled out of me. They brought my son over to show me and I told the nurse it was a cute baby, then asked if it was Maria’s. I didn’t know any pregnant Maria’s at that moment.

  72. During my last C Section (second one), I told my husband that my throat was hurting and the anesthesiologist informed me that it was due to the air getting into my body cavity and going up to my neck, to which I looked at my husband and said “this is what deep throating feels like.” My husband and the entire OR were laughing, and my OB said “and that’s why we’re here.”

  73. I was brought home after by my wife but was still loopy. She told the construction workers outside to make sure I didn’t leave the house. They let me help pour concrete and fixed what I fucked up. Nice guys. My daughter made them free lime aid so they were always cool with us.

  74. I had my gallbladder out. I was aware that there would be a gas bubble in my shoulder after surgery. Everyone warned me. My husband is a PA and told me my shoulder would hurt a lot. I was prepared. I woke up and asked the nurse if they dropped my fat ass because they had broken my shoulder.

  75. My father is an anesthesiologist and his partner put me under for my tonsil and adenoids removal as a teenager. Apparently I woke up mid procedure to find the surgeon up in my face and huffily asked him, "Can I HELP you?!" I remember nothing but it became a family joke.

  76. I had knee surgery years ago, and I had been joking around with the nursing team about not feeling the the anesthesia. They got my bed moving, and I jokingly put my arms up like I was on a roller coaster…and that was the last thing I remembered until I came out of it in recovery. The nurse there thanked me for the laugh, as I apparently passed out “mid-woo!”, and my arms simply flopped out to the side. I went back a few weeks later for a follow up, and the nurse looked at me deadpan straight-faced, threw her hands in the air, “woo!”’d, and laughed. I don’t think she was there that day…

  77. I don't wake from anesthesia well at all. Apparently I get very angry and try to escape by force if necessary. I am a large man and apparently they have had to call in multiple security people to hold me down until I'm totally awake. I have no memory of this.

  78. A lot of these are hilarious but this one made me laugh so hard I cried. I’m just imagining that poor guy at the Redbox trying to get a movie while your husband is yelling out the car about how his urologist said his penis is so great 😂

  79. Nurse here, was 22F - had a teen boy come out of anesthesia who looked at me and said ‘heyyy you’re the girl from last night!’ - I had to reassure everyone that THAT WASN’T ME!

  80. Patient here, I was a teen. apparently before I went under I kept mumbling "it's buried don't worry, stop worrying it's buried it's buried it's gone" My Mom was there & said the staff were eyeballing her uncomfortably and years later to this day every year she still asks me If remember anything? That If ever I need to talk she'll support me no matter what. I honestly do not know what I meant.

  81. Am patient's relative rather than anaesthesiologist - but as he started going under, patient (hydraulics engineer) started trying to tell the dr what type of pump they should install to fix the busted blood vessel in his brain.

  82. I’m a hobbyist mechanic and a huge gearhead, and while falling asleep I have caught myself wondering how big of an engine I could swap into my cat.

  83. And while you're there could you please replace the tubing with FESTO? Whoever did the install up there evidently cheaped out.

  84. Was recently under for abdominal surgery. My partner of 17 years who I dearly love was the first face I remember seeing when coming out of anesthesia... I looked at him & said "who the f**k are you & why are you staring at me?" He's still laughing...

  85. I got put under for my wisdom teeth at 17. When I came too the nurse or what ever was like “okay you’re probably a little groggy just sit tight for a while.” And I was like “FUCK THAT I FEEL AMAZING!” And proceeded to swing my legs off the table which sent my top half spinning right after it and falling flat on my face.

  86. Just FYI, I did the same thing after I got my wisdom teeth out. Then did it again the next time I was put under. In other words, make sure you give people a warning next time you're knocked out cause this is probably just your first reaction when you wake up. My husband is on to me now and will stop me next time. Next time...

  87. My husband told me that while I was in the recovery room after shoulder surgery, I was talking to the nurses with my eyes closed and I asked everyone I interacted with if they had dogs. One nurse started telling me about her Great Danes. I asked to see pictures and while she was getting her phone out I was making jokes about how they're like horses. Then I went on a tangent about how horse girls are so weird and they always seem to have braids... Then she said, "Oh, well, I have horses, too. I guess I am sort of weird!" And I opened my eyes to see a lovely nurse with a very long braid. I was dying and tripping all over myself to apologize and she just happily scrolled through some pictures of her giant dogs and horses for me. She was too kind.

  88. My son, then 10 or so, was coming to after being under when getting his broken wrist set and casted. They had to do traction to get everything aligned or something. There were quite a few people in the room, but his drugged self directed all his attention to me. He was describing Big Daddy from Bioshock and kept repeating, "Dad, you know! You know what I'm talking about!" because I couldn't think of the name of the game at the time. Then he gets frustrated and yells at me, "You son of a bitch!" Lots of laughs from the hospital staff.

  89. My 2 year old had a hernia surgery so he could only have clear liquids for like 12 hours before. When he came out of surgery they gave him a little nursette bottle of sugar water to get something in his stomach. He kept trying to stand up on the bed and yelling for more and the nurses and I were dying laughing cause he looked like a little drunk toddler who needed another drink. He drank like 6 and demanded more food back up in the room. Needless to say the surgery was a success and he is still running all over the place and endlessly demanding snacks.

  90. When I was like 11, I got hit by a car who didnt spot me in the rain. I wasnt exactly under, but I was high on adrenaline and disoriented, so in the ambulance, with my crying mother and concerned drivers, I loudly stated that I had farted. The ambulance driver told my mom it's the first time anyone told him that lol

  91. I had a surgery to remove bone spurs from my big toes in early February of 2005. I woke up while the doctor was grinding the bone down and asked if he thought Donovan McNabb could lead the Eagles to a Superbowl win. He nodded at the anesthesiologist and I don't remember anything after that.

  92. My dad woke up during a hernia operation. Apparently he was like "hey, what's going on?" The doctor freaked out and they put him back under. He still remembers what it looked like to see himself opened up.

  93. I was 17 at the time but got my wisdom teeth taken out. Everything went as planned, but I woke up and remember seeing the oral surgeon. Me, being dosed with grade A giggle juice and having no idea wtf I was doing, asked her if she would like to grab boba sometime. I’ve never been so embarrassed in my life…

  94. There’s a song by Pepper that my brothers and I quote to each other, What’s wrong with you face? We will randomly say it to each other. My dad was going in for spinal fusion and during the surgery prep my youngest brother and I kept saying it to each other. “Hey, so I know you stubbed your toe the other day, but what’s wrong with your fa-a-a-ace?”

  95. I was coming out of anesthesia and my mom was there in the room. She is Scottish with a thick accent. She asked how I was and then I began to giggle and told her she talked funny. She laughed and asked me another question and I just kept laughing at her. Then when the nurse was checking my blood pressure I asked her if she was playing the bagpipes for me. It was weird - but I kind of remember it in pieces.

  96. Kind of the other way around here - I was getting surgery on my left shoulder, and was already given the pre-op chill drugs and rolled into the OR, but haven't been knocked out all the way yet.

  97. One of my patients thought she was pikachu. Just like pikachu she could only say “pikachu” or variant constituent words like “pika,” “chuuu” or repetitions like “pikapikapika!!!” In medicine you’re not supposed to reinforce hallucinations/delusions but I couldn’t stop my staff, who responded with BUBBASAAARRR!!! It was the end of a long day for my team.

  98. My husband had his acl and meniscus repaired. When they brought him back into the room, he stared at me through half closed eyes until the nurses left and then said, "I love you. I'm glad you're here." I melted. Then he conked back out for about half an hour and woke up with a big gasp (I thought he was in pain, that's how loud it was) and went, "BURGER KING BURGEEEEERRRRRR." I said, "you want a burger King burger?" He said "I doooooooo!" So I had to get him a burger King burger for dinner. He doesn't remember anything until he was back home several hours later with burger King sitting in front of him. Lol

  99. The spouse stories are always pretty good. Apparently I woke up with dry mouth, asked the nurse for water and was denied, so I shouted at my husband to spit in my mouth. It seems I won't be living that one down any time soon...

  100. That reminds me of a time I took my buddy who was drunk as shit to taco bell and he said he wanted like $40 worth of food and said I should pay because he "bought me drinks all night". He didn't, he disappeared fairly early on in the night and so I assumed that he'd bounced with one of our other friends so whoever he bought drinks for wasn't me. But then we get back to the house and the first thing he does is drop one of the tbell bags and go, "Dude, you ordered a lot of fcking burritos"

  101. Surgeon told me that I kept them all laughing through my facial surgery. They had to keep giving me more anesthetic to shut me up, which is probably why I was sick as a dog afterwards. I pressed him hard for details but he refused to tell me what I'd said.

  102. Not exactly what you asked for, but when I was young I had knee surgery and when I woke up, I remember loudly yelling for my momma. I was like 17 or so. I tried to jump out of the bed and run for it, which didn't happen since one of my legs was in a full cast. I was later told that was the second time I woke up, the first time I didn't say a word, but I did punch a nurse in the face. She showed me the black eye the next day. I felt terrible but, in her words, "don't worry, baby, it happens"

  103. A girl woke up and asked if she had been hit by a train and then when when asked if she knew why she was there she looked down and patted her chest and said implants. She was having her ACL repaired and her mom was there. (It was me, I was 19, I've never lived it down.)

  104. Was under anesthesia for a breast reduction. As I was coming out, my nurse was talking to me and apparently I started saying “omg it’s an angel and she looks like Barbie!” I kept yelling for Barbie Angel and possibly kept trying to hug her and pet her hair. I cried for her on the way home.

  105. I had my wisdom teeth removed at 19 and it was a major surgery with a hospital stay because I had 2 full sets stacked on top of each other. Not sure the medical stuff but I now have a plate in my face on the right side.

  106. While getting my tubes tied, fried and laid to the side, I told my anesthesiologist that I liked his foreign accent.

  107. Had to take my dad home from a colonoscopy. Quickly after returning to the room, he woke up, looked at me with the most intense glare ever, and said "I need to shit"

  108. I remember my first reaction after coming out of anesthesia when I got my wisdom teeth out was to cry about Princess Leia dying. My surgeon played the news while he worked, and that was the day that Carrie Fisher died. I must have been listening to the news subconsciously while I was out, and remembered the story.

  109. Before I went under they had Beatles music on in the background of the OR. "A Day in the Life" to be specific. I worked in the hospital and knew a lot of the OR staff so I figured they just knew I was a big Beatles fan.

  110. My mother had open heart surgery back in 2000. They asked her what music she wanted playing in the OR. She said "whatever the surgeon prefers; I'm not planning on being awake enough to notice!"

  111. Called my anesthesiologist « Harry Potter ». The entire nurse team laughed out loud and apparently he’s been called HP by the other doctors ever since.

  112. I was the Propofol rep for 12 years and have a bunch of stories as it made people have erotic wakeups. The best is a guy who kept asking for Betty to come into recovery. I need Betty. Please get Betty. When he was finally awake, the nurse said: I will go get Betty so she can see you. His eyes got wide and he yelled stop. Betty is my girlfriend. My wife is Barbara and if she finds out I've been asking for Betty I'm a dead man, please don't say anything. Nurses laughed the rest of the morning about going out to get Betty.

  113. I woke up while a group of doctors and nurses were resetting my dislocated and broken ankle. I remember my body shaking back and forth as they were trying to set it. I tried my hardest to speak and was able to say “I am with you.” The doctor looked startled and I fell back asleep.

  114. Not an anesthesiologist but I had my wisdom teeth out last week and accused the very nice nurse of being a liar. She said I wouldn't even remember the doctor coming in and the first thing I (legibly) said was about how I remembered him coming in and putting a face shield on, and how offended I was that he felt the need to be so protected from my "face juices". I also cried upon learning my dog wasn't home, thought the government was hiding the fact that there was a bucket of spinach outside of my front door (it was leaves and no, the Canadian government did not secretly put spinach in my house) and waved at multiple terrified bystanders. OH and I also told the nurse, while in the elevator, to stay away from another doctor in the building because "he's not a very nice guy" (true.)

  115. My friend called everyone a "fucking whore" when he got his wisdom teeth out. Including a little kid in the waiting room.

  116. Patient here. I was getting my wisdom teeth out, and before I went under I told them that bananas are radioactive. When I woke up, I proceeded to repeat that several times and explain radioactivity.

  117. Broke my arm playing football in high-school. Woke up from the surgery and my mom and step dad were praying at the end of my hospital bed (I am not religious at all and she's knows that but we don't talk about it). In that moment tho I said "I'm not dying stop fucking praying." Not the greatest thing to say to your very religious mother.

  118. i went under for a sigmoidoscopy and potential haemmoroid banding, but before going under they asked if i could turn further on my side so they could angle the light better - my response: “that’s the first time lights shined up it, not out of it” - and then one other thing i said when they asked me to move my robe further apart and apologised for it/nakedness i said “it’s fine, the outside of my butts great it’s the inside that’s the problem”.

  119. My husband was put under to get his wisdom teeth out. He was a little anxious and also is just kind of anal (he's an engineer), so he read is pre-op instructions front to back like a dozen times. One of the things it said was "you may experience profound disorientation upon awakening." As he woke up, he opened one eye and looked around the room, then said extremely huffily "I wouldn't call this PROFOUND." Then he started crying.

  120. I had mine out in a hospital (tachycardia concerns) and I was given TWO Ativan to calm me. It made me uncharacteristically revealing about my feelings.

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