Friday, January 20, 2012

Anesthesia Evaluation (blogging my surgery part 2)

Hoping they send in a medical student or intern to pre-op me for my surgery. Going to tell them I'm allergic to something called Succinylcholine. They will ask me what my allergy is and I'll tell them that it paralyzes me. They will tell me that it's supposed to do that. I will tell them that I have been seeing an allergist for two years and getting immunotherapy to make me immune to this drug because I do not want to be paralyzed again. Also allergic to Halothane, Isoflourane, Diprivan, Fentanyl, Sufentanyl, milk, eggs, and peanuts. Can't wait.

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  1. Might as well put "all curare products" and start listing all the non-depolarizing NMB agents like nimbex and zemuron, really get them in a fit.

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  2. Iocane comes from Australia, as everyone knows, and Australia is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you!

    ms1

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  3. Oh how I wish I could've had a patient like you when I did my anesthesia rotation.

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  4. dear solitary diner,
    why is that? so you could kill me or because you would have found it amusing?

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  5. I hope you get an SF medic doing his hospital rotos and he is familiar with Roscoe's Triad - medicine should be diagnostic, therapeutic and punitive. Throw the gas machine away and get out the restraints and ether. And don't forget the earplugs for the doc.

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  6. In Anesthesia they teach us to always have a backup plan, and a backup to the backup, etc etc...
    Thats after the proper way to sit on a stool, how to chart 8 hrs of Vitas Signs in 30 seconds while transporting a critically ill AAA repair back to the ICU, and how to check the backup Oxygen tank(Lefty Loosy, Righty Tightie)...
    That bein said, there's only 3 ways to do a case
    1: General
    2: Non-General
    3: Cancel Case
    In your case, the only viable solution is what's called a "High Spinal" which is what happens when you inject 20cc of 2% Lidocaine in the Subarachnoid Space instead of the Other one, not that I've ever done that...

    Frank

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  7. frank,
    i'll pass on the high spinal. had what i thought was a humorless np do my anesthesia intake today. when i told her i was allergic to succ, isoflourane, diprivan etc... she didn't miss a beat.... 'well it's the baseball bat for you then'. props to her.

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  8. What happened to Grumpy-Homo-RN??
    Probably out firebombing the Paki MD he has to get to countersign his charts...
    And I was wrong, it's a "Total" Spinal I was thinking of, where even the Brainstem gets turned off...
    Frank

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  9. Annnnnnnd....i really miss your blog, Dr. D (Frank).

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