Going under before a surgery wreaks havoc with your memory, but it isn’t always so cut and dry. Anesthesiologists are highly trained to do things the right way, but sometimes someone just needs a little bit more to actually fall asleep. The doctor thought he could get away with a crack at this person’s weight and get off Scot-free, but luck wasn’t in his favor this time.
It’s possible that the patient in question gave the doctor a ribbing afterward, but our guess is he or she was just happy to be done with the surgery.
Trust Her, She's a Doctor
While they do require similar amounts of schooling, lawyers and doctors are quite different. Our doctor friends confirm it, but the lawyers we know are still deliberating. The man who went under in this story temporarily got them mixed up, stating his wife knew all about what the doctors were telling him. She didn't unless they did a surgery that had to do with tort reform.
No matter how smart lawyers might be, they don't know everything. The knowledge that doctors possess is intense, so even those who can grasp complicated concepts easily will miss a lot. This lawyer probably did.
Was There Anything Else?
So the lady has tennis elbow, we got that. And yeah, that is a relatively serious medical condition – it can affect a person during many day-to-day tasks and provide a lot of pain, even if there's no tennis involved.
But...it has to do with a tendon in the elbow. If someone needs to know about all the medical history, it's a footnote. Maybe an important one, if someone has work done on the arm, but for most things, it doesn't mean much. Surely there's more to talk about, Mom? No, just the tennis elbow? Okay then, just the tennis elbow.
An Unconscious Ten Count
Now that's the way to start a story about anesthesia. This one is a rollercoaster from start to finish. It's just so much fun! The nurse probably wasn't expecting a takedown move, but it's still pretty impressive that this junior high wrestler was able to successfully down his opponent. Especially while not all there.
Lots of different possibilities went through our heads when we read “on top of a nurse,” but this was not one of the options we had first considered. Everything turned out all right in the end, however, and everybody got a funny story to tell about it.
That Will Help the Yelp Score
A lot can go wrong in a hospital, but a lot can go right, too. Thing is, the bad stuff that happens is newsworthy, and the good stuff that happens is still usually about surgeries or illnesses, so the patients don't really want to dwell on them too much. It's a lose-lose for hospitals a lot of the time.
In that case, they were probably pretty thankful for this guy, who was all about trumpeting the success of the doctors in putting his leg back together. He might have slapped one of the doctors a little too hard, but he was probably fine.