The thought of going under the knife for surgery is scary.
Thanks to anesthesia you won’t feel anything but still, it is an anxiety-filled process sometimes. But, only humor can make it easy this stressful process, which is exactly what one guy did while waiting for his knee surgery.
One Twitter user shared the experience of his knee surgery as a teenager. For the process, the doctor gave him a sharpie to mark the affected area. So, he found a hilarious way to keep himself busy and entertained. When the surgeons found what he had done they couldn’t control their laugh.
A guy shared the story of his knee surgery prank, which delayed his operation for 30 minutes!
“I had knee surgery as a teenager. The Dr. brought me a sharpie and told me to circle the correct knee and put an X on the other then he left the room. So I did exactly as instructed.
Then I drew arrows to the circle and wrote “Operate here” and drew more Xs on the other leg and wrote, “Do not touch.” I sat there bored for another 30 minutes writing random stuff all over my body like “You can’t have my appendix” and “Why are you looking up here? Focus on the knee.
” I even had my mom write on my back something like “If you can read this, the wrong side.Flip me over. ”
“Then I covered up with the sheet and the anesthesiologist showed up.
I was told that I said some weird stuff while I was going under, but that is a different story.The surgery went fine, I had to stay in the hospital overnight. When the Dr. came into my room to check on me, he said that I had thrown off their schedule because when they un-covered me and saw all of the notes that they laughed for 10 minutes.
When they finally got their composure, they rolled me up on my side to get me onto the operating table and saw the note on my back and lost it again.He said that the surgery started about 30 minutes later than it was supposed to thanks to my drawings and notes.
People in the comments shared some similar stories.
“My son had knee surgery, the doctor wrote “yes” on the correct one and he and my son initialed it. He also wrote “no” on the other knee.”
“I’m cracking up at this story. Years ago, I had my gall bladder taken out. I got into the OR and moved to the operating table. This giant man looks down at me. “Hi. I’m John. I’m your anesthesiologist. You will not remember me.
Count backward from 100.”Got to like 97 and I was out cold. I wake up in post-OP and the nurse comes in. “Welcome back to the world. How are you feeling?” I laughed and said, “Tell John he’s a [friggin] liar. ”
“For my wisdom teeth, I remember going under (as in I remember feeling light-headed and then losing consciousness), and I also remember waking up. I was mad for some reason. I woke up scowling and pointing at someone’s glasses – I wear glasses and was mad that I couldn’t see, I guess, and I couldn’t talk because of the cotton, so I waved around with all the pent-up rage of a high schooler until they gave me my glasses.
I then fell asleep again, but when I woke up a second time, I was still angry.I don’t remember why I was that mad, but man, I was not having a good time.”