It is one of the worst fears for everyone, isn't it? Waking up while you're on the operating table? No thank you. Now of course if you're awake it means you're still alive, which is a big plus, but I certainly don't want to experience this nightmare. Keep those drugs coming and coming strong. These moments are inspirations for horror movies.
A u/Jacquan1997 wanted to discuss the affects of living through the horrors of medical procedures when the drugs wear off early by asking.... Those who have woken up during surgery, how was it? What did you feel?
I woke up during a colonoscopy once. I remember looking up at the screen and trying to talk to the doctor/nurses. Went back under after a few moments. In my mind, I was 100% coherent. But they said, "Yeah, you did wake up briefly and you started mumbling something but we couldn't understand you." Weird to think of 2 completely different perspectives of the same situation.
The Gall of it All....
Had my gallbladder removed 4 years ago.
I slightly remember waking up during the procedure, but the light was too bright for me to properly see anything, so I went back to sleep.
I find it hilarious because I don't remember how I went to sleep after they put me under with anaesthesia.
When I was 4.
I woke up when I was 4 and having my tonsils removed. It's one of those really clear but blurry memories I have from my childhood. I saw the surgeon and SCREAMED (iirc nothing had really happened yet I was just scared)
My mother was being prepped for the same surgery on a different FLOOR and heard me and freaked out. They had to show her I was okay and I just woke up for a sec and then they were able to do hers.
I woke up in the middle of a colonoscopy. I remember deliberately trying to stay awake as the anesthetic started to KO me, which is probably unrelated but was a funny coincidence. I was only awake for a few seconds, made some gurgling noises and saw my guts on a screen.
I had surgery for a deviated septum. I woke up as they were finishing up.
Apparently it's not uncommon for younger kids.
Waking up late....
I don't know if it counts but when I was a child I had surgery on my leg. After anesthesia I was giggling like mad at everything, then I fell asleep.
I woke up not much later, tried to mumble but couldn't really move. I remember being really irritated because I kept feeling stabbing pains in my leg. It hurt but it was a weird, distant pain. To put it in perspective I was also irritated by the bright light in my face, and probably would have put them on the same level of annoyance.
I tried to listen to what the surgeons and nurses were saying, but couldn't process anything, so I just gave up and went back to sleep.
I said I don't know if it really counts because I don't know how far into the surgery I was. I couldn't see anything so they could have already sawed my bone, or they could have just been drawing on me with a marker. I think I was asleep before that point, but I also could have been awake but forgetting to hit record in my brain.
A POV Scene....
Probably not the response you're looking for but, I had an Cardiac Ablation almost 10 years ago. It's a simple procedure and I wasn't fully put under. But after the actual procedure, they eject you with adrenaline to see how your heart reacts. And MAN! That was an experience. I remember coming to and being very unnerved.
The nurse to my right leaned over and put her hand on my chest and said so calmly "This is all normal. You're doing great." But man, I thought I was dying. It was like a POV scene from a video game cutscene. Everything inside of me felt tense and I couldn't move. After that I think I passed out again and then came to when they were wheeling me out. Man, that was a trippy day.
At first I was panicking slightly because only my brain was turned on. I felt nothing- like My brain was floating, or disconnected from my body. I remember thinking "oh, this is what it's like when you die. Not as bad as I thought." But then through the panic and noise my mind was making, I heard the Dr's voice and the heart rate monitor beeping normally- that's when I realized they were still working on me.
The worst part is when they came to wake me up- keep in mind I was conscious but zero control over my body. The nurse kept nudging me next to my incision site- at first lightly and then aggressively like pushing/rubbing my stomach to get me to wake up. It HURT, but I still had no control over my limbs and had to force myself to just moan to let her know I was awake and to stop.
That was my 7th and last surgery- although health issues remain, I refuse to go under the knife again.
I was around the age of 12 when I went under my surgery for my Wolff Parkison White Syndrome
I have went under and been told, I have *woken up* by random chance during my surgery, I was barely able to see anything in front of me, but moments later, I looked around and someone shouted.
"His Heart just stopped, quickly we need to bring him back." But in my mind, I thought it was just my head playing jokes, but few mins later, I felt a intense jolt of electricity hit my body and my mind instantly snapped my reality into my current view, and I seem to have full control, but few moments later, around 3 nurses held me down and one just grabbed a needle, probably full of anesthesia, and injected it in me quickly and thoroughly as possible.
It turns out after I came out, they told me I was pronounced dead for aprox. of 10 ~ 15 mins on the table but I seem to have just jolted myself back alive, unsure of what happened, but overall I made it out alive, currently 25 and living a healthy life, just have forbidden knowledge that I died and came back due to sheer luck.
I can tell you the rest of my story from my surgery on a later post, for now, it's just what happened to me. Will reply to any questions of my survival.
Not so much woken up, but locals don't work on me, they wear off really quickly.
My vasectomy was an interesting experience. I felt the doctor cut righty loose, and the cauterisation was less than pleasant.
"What makes someone bad in bed?"
WHERE TO BEGIN?!
The list is endless.
Half the time all it takes to be better is a little effort.
RedditorMidoriSpicewanted to hear about the lack of skills some people really need to acquire when it comes to sexy time. They asked:
"What makes someone bad in bed?"
I love sex. But it can be stressful. I've always found connection to be one of the best lessons.
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"Assuming they already know what their partner wants/likes and doesn't communicate or take any instructions."
Take it Slow
"No foreplay and not caring if your partner is enjoying it."
"I had an ex who literally never wanted to do any kind of foreplay. He just wanted basically sex of any kind for him. He said oral on women was gross."
"Proposing mid intercourse."
"Honestly? With the partner I have, I'd think it was pretty hot and romantic lmao. I'd check in after the deed to make sure he was serious but our relationship is already very serious so it wouldn't be a big deal."
Talk to Me
"Not talking or making any noises. We don't have to dirty talk the whole time or even at all but you gotta let me know you're enjoying it at least."
"I think there's some balance between having some small talk, silence, and dirty talk while being in bed with someone. Or maybe that's just been my experience. I don't know--I think there's some fun in trying to carry a side conversation while having sex lol."
"Friction isn’t always a good thing."
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"To this you can add unclipped fingernails."
"And dirty fingernails. Nah, ma'am. I’m betting this is not worth the infection. Thanks."
‘good at sex’
"I have a feeling most men will say 'lack of enthusiasm' and that most women will say 'being selfish about pleasure.'"
"I’m a woman and my first thought was lack of enthusiasm, but my own lack of enthusiasm. The only bad sex I’ve had is when I don’t genuinely want to be there. I’ve had sex with guys who weren’t ‘good at sex’ but still enjoyed it because I was really into them."
"They are convinced they know more about what works for you than you know yourself. Just cause your ex-lover Pat liked technique X doesn't mean everyone does."
"Have experienced this, it sucks. He wouldn’t listen to what I enjoyed, didn’t want me to say ANYTHING even if it hurt or wasn’t working, and would just say something along the lines of 'every other woman I’ve been with liked it.' I’m thinking, all you’ve had are one-night stands, really, so they probably didn’t say anything."
"I’ve had numerous partners and love sex. Crashed and burned with this one and he really crushed my self-esteem and sexual confidence."
"The biggest thing is always going to be selfishness and the inability/refusal to communicate and listen to your partner. I've seriously had a guy yell 'I KNOW HOW TO DO IT!' when I was trying to tell him how I liked whatever he was doing. He then got even more upset when I said 'did you just f**king yell at me? Alright, off, I'm done.'"
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"Lack of variety. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean crazy kinks or positions from the karma sutra, but more when it's really predicable. I has an ex that had this weird routine of positions, it was exactly the same every single f**king time in exactly the same order."
Sex. Let's be better at it.
Do you have similar experiences to share? Let us know in the comments below.
Love is so elusive these days isn't it?
Who knows what anyone is looking for in the relationship department anymore.
It's all too exhausting.
But people we keep trying.
RedditorProblemNice5257wanted to hear why so many people are still on the hunt for that perfect one. They asked:
"Why are you single right now?"
I'm single because I've given up. And I'm good. For now.
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"I put absolutely no effort into meeting someone."
"Same! Also it's extremely difficult when you feel so at peace being by yourself. The fact that I have to find someone whose presence outweighs my level of comfort being alone seems impossible."
"Hard to meet people when you are a hermit."
"Yeah, I describe myself as a shut-in, lol. I leave my apartment to work, I leave my apartment to buy food, and occasionally I’ll bring out the trash, otherwise I just watch Hulu, play online chess, surf Reddit."
"Same. I've spent months trying to find an apartment I can afford without a roommate and finally settled on a small studio apartment for $1100 a month because I'd rather living in a tiny space and be left the hell alone than share a much nicer place even with a good friend."
"I have too many unsolved issues, i can't in good conscience bring someone else into them."
"Idk your issues but everyone's got some crap. Not sure how unique yours are but everyone's got some crap. It's good to share some of your struggles with other people. Just don't open with it haha."
"Issues unresolved or not, (in my case) only makes it worse when you feel like you could open up to them, and they just take those to use it against yourself afterwards."
"I hardly go out and expose myself to people. I'm uncomfortable with the notion of myself being in a relationship at this point. Also, I'm very dry in terms of personality."
"I spent a year entirely isolated due to covid and now I can't handle physical contact. It makes me really uncomfortable and a hug is enough to make my body shut down. I'm hopeless."
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"Supply chain issue."
"Best answer here."
That's funny. But it feels oddly true.
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"I'm attracted to many, and unattractive to all."
"Last relationship was so toxic, I've sworn off dating, at least for awhile. I haven't had this much free time in ages. It's nice."
"Edit: Hey, it's really great hearing from so many people with similar experiences. Like many of you, I've been taking it in stride and focusing on bettering myself, both physically and mentally. It's done wonders for my health and I feel a whole lot better. I wish y'all the very best. Stay excellent, my friends."
"I'm 35yr old single father to a 5yr old and I work nights. It's hard to find free time to meet someone, especially in my area. If I do have free time to myself, I like staying home and ordering a pizza while drinking some beers and playing video games. I pretty much faced the fact that I will probably be alone for the rest of my life."
"I was in an 8 year relationship (married for two) to my high school sweetheart. Exactly this same time last year, we got divorced because I found out he was cheating on me with my best friend. The best friend I had known LONGER than him and was friends with since fourth grade."
"She was living with us to try to get back on her feet. Yeah lol. So I lost my best friend and the man I had been with for 8 years within the same night. So I moved to another state, got an apartment by myself, and am now single and divorced all by 26. Not really looking unless the right person comes along."
"It’s pretty happy and peaceful now that they’re both out of my life though honestly. You realize people’s toxicity and flaws the most once you get space away from them."
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"Because my relationships end before they even begin."
"This is my story right here."
Alright. Now that we've laid out all the excuses, let's get to matching with some people.
There is no bigger mystery than what happens to us after we die.
But even those who don't practice an organized religion tend to believe that there is a Heaven, a happy joyful place where our souls will remain for eternity.
No two people share the same idea of what heaven would be like, but everyone who believes in it probably has an idea of the first thing they'd do after entering the pearly gates.
Redditor WeDidItGuyz was curious to hear what would be top on everyone's list upon entering the afterlife, leading them to ask:
"If heaven exists, what’s the first thing you’d do?"
Overcome with joy
"In all reality?"
"Probably cry for about 30 minutes because the biggest existential fear at the very core my humanity has now been lifted."
"If Heaven exists, like 50% of the awesomeness is just the very fact that it exists."heaven gate GIF by South Park Giphy
A re-match long in the making
"Ask my childhood friend Kevon for a race."
"He used to beat me handily when were younger (9-13) and he’d always brag."
"When I got older and faster I moved away so I was never able to race him again."
"We arranged for a race but he was shot multiple times and bound to a wheelchair until he passed a few years ago."
"I wanna race him both in our prime."- Abethegreat1
Reunite with loved ones
"Find my husband, give him a huge hug and never let go again."
"Live our forever together."
"I f*cking love him and miss him so much."- jessdfrench
"Embrace my sweet wife and tell her how proud I am of the kids."- RifleShower
"Try to find my brother."
"Man, I miss him."
"He died in 2020 at age 34."- grummlinds1
"Give my mum and dad a big hug."- goonerjack007Miss U GIF by GIPHY Studios OriginalsGiphy
Achieve the "firsts" we never got to do
"Find my son and have a beer with him."
"Something we never got to do in real life."- tanukis_parachute
Hone new skills
"Try to play Smoke on the water on my harp."- Ashtar-the-Squid
The joy of doing nothing
"Rest."- BanzaikoowaidCare Free Black Girls GIF by AuroraDrawsGiphy
Live on without pain
"Enjoy my healthy back without pain."- Knackbein_
Who knows what's in store for us after our lives come to an end.
But living with the idea that something wonderful awaits when our time has come is all people need to continue to live their lives to the fullest, and treat others with the respect and kindness they deserve.
"Fun facts" generally refers to a tidbit of information about a specific topic which the general public might not have otherwise known about.
But the first word in that term can be misleading.
Indeed, some "fun facts" reveal information that isn't remotely "fun" in the slightes.
Redditor Alternative_kachocho was curious to hear some "fun facts" which were anything but fun, leading them to ask:
What's a 'fun fact' that isn’t fun at all?"
Ironically, something you likely don't think about...
"Your brain blocks you from feeling your organs moving around inside you."- Aydengeist06
Try watching Finding Nemonow...
"Only one in a thousand sea turtles born actually make it to adulthood."- Sebs_123
Shocking new light on an age old classic
"In the books, Stuart Little was never explicitly called a mouse."
"He's pretty much described as a deformed mouse-esque person born form human parents."- Red_Beard47stuart little mouse GIF by VIASAT3Giphy
Nature running it's course...
"There's a bird that feeds its younger offspring to the eldest."- Teacup_Cult
I have no allergies... yet
"Speaking from personal experience here, but your body can randomly decide to become allergic to damn near everything edible at any time."
"Not very fun."- smallemochick
Those poor, innocent creatures.
"In some regions of Australia, 90 percent of koalas have chlamydia, which poses a threat to the species' extinction unless a vaccine is created or widespread koala culling takes place."- tiffanyjcrusekoalas kiss GIFGiphy
They'd still be here if they weren't so delicious...
"The giant tortoise was so delicious, it caused not only itself to be hunted to extinction, but also the dodo."
"Giant tortoise meat was supposedly better tasting than chicken."
"It's fat tasted better spread on bread than butter."
"Also, it was the perfect food for sailors at the time, as their bladders stored 1 litre of purified water, and they could survive without food in hibernation for almost a whole year in the hull of a ship."
"Not to mention, because they evolved without humans, they were easy to hunt."
"You could tie one to your back, and roll another to the ship and they would just let you."
"It was so delicious, they went unrecorded for a long time because expeditions to bring living samples of wildlife to Europe kept eating them on the way."
"Conversely, the dodo, while as easily captured by sailors, tasted awful."
"It was completely unpalatable."
"HOWEVER, one day, someone discovered if you cooked dodo meat in the more delicious tortoise fat, it tasted just like chicken."
"So now, sailors were hunting a few tortoises at a time for their fat and water, storing them, and then hunting dodos on the daily."
"Overhunting, plus the introduction of rats to the environment (because sailors) which would eat eggs, led go the population to decline at a rate they could not breed to keep up, leading to both animals going extinct."- Kyhan
Don't forget the nose plugs
"Antarctica smells like penguin poop."
"Antarctica is a desert, it is too cold for bacteria to live."
"Nothing there to clean up penguin droppings."
"If you are close enough to see penguins, you will also smell them."- gummby8
Makes those long lines so worth it...
"The TSA missed 96% of contraband during an inspection in 2015."- omegasix321All Falls Down Tsa GIF by Kanye WestGiphy
"The person who had the first facial transplant had her face chewed up by her Labrador dog while asleep due to sleeping pill overdose." - User Deleted
It's hard not to read some of these "fun facts" and wonder if there should be an alternative term for the facts which aren't fun.
Oh yeah, probably not....