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2008-04-22 12:53:36 PM  
LosinMySenses:

Ut dudn;t taje 5 karge nenm


I almost broke my mind trying to read that.
 
2008-04-22 12:54:24 PM  
Feral John: Triazolam is one drug I will NEVER do again.
(and I'm a fan of recreational pharmacology)
I've had 2 experiences with it. Both were dental surgeries.
My complaint is not with the effects during surgery, but with the after-effects.
During the surgeries I was very relaxed and didn't care what was happening.
Immediately after it was over, I was drowsy, but remembered everything.
It was after the drug wore off that my memories of the surgeries started dissolving.
It was like parts of my life were being erased and I found it EXTREMELY unsettling.


so the part where you woke up with a penis on your chin didnt bother you?
 
2008-04-22 12:54:32 PM  
WAY overreaction. Hyperventiliating and throwing up? OK, some of it may have been due to anesthesia, but she's making it sound like she was in the pit of doom. For Christ's sake, she had a phone! And it worked!

It was an honest mistake (hopefully) on the dentist's part. Horrible? Yes. Life-altering? No way in hell! She doesn't need to sue for millions of dollars, but she should get free dental for life.
 
2008-04-22 12:55:22 PM  
sarcastrophe: LosinMySenses: Ut didn't take 5 large nen but sure took longer than normal.

wtf?


Sorry, I didn't proof my typing, FTFM

/facepalm
//blames the relieving of the experience as excuse
 
2008-04-22 12:56:37 PM  
One more note about triazolam:
I've been told that it was originally supposed to be a sleeping pill, but it was abandoned for that purpose as it didn't so much induce sleep as it eliminated memories of tossing and turning all night.
 
2008-04-22 12:56:46 PM  
Rose Red: Not a bad process at all, if your Dr. knows what he is doing.

It all depends. I had one of the best oral surgeons in the state, but it was still an ordeal involving hammers and chisels. I went to him because my father had used him 20 years before. When the surgeon looked at my x-rays, he said, "Ah yes, I remember your father." Not a good sign.

Absence of infection is a sign your Dr. knows what he's doing. Ease of extraction is largely based on your physiology.
 
nof
2008-04-22 12:57:58 PM  
Who needs anesthesia for a wisdom tooth removal? I've had three out now and only ever had local.
 
2008-04-22 12:57:59 PM  
LosinMySenses: sarcastrophe: LosinMySenses: Ut didn't take 5 large nen but sure took longer than normal.

wtf?

Sorry, I didn't proof my typing, FTFM

/facepalm
//blames the relieving of the experience as excuse


You need more coffee or something. Your correction still has some issues :)
 
2008-04-22 12:58:34 PM  
nof: Who needs anesthesia for a wisdom tooth removal? I've had three out now and only ever had local.

If it's impacted, you get general.
 
2008-04-22 12:59:24 PM  
Kyndig: I've seen worse...a friend of mine was given the wrong anesthetic for her wisdom teeth removal, whatever they gave her left her fully awake, aware, and feeling everything but unable to give any response. Welcome to your own private little piece of hell....of course, it'll be years before she has to work again after that stettlement.

Sounds fairly high profile. Is there a newspaper article you can link to?

/Don't believe you
 
2008-04-22 01:00:15 PM  
they knock people out to do that? I was awake (but drugged up), all I could feel was the pushing and pulling on my jaw. The following day on the other hand...
 
2008-04-22 01:00:40 PM  
I remember one time I got a wisdom tooth out. After the dentist I had to run to the bank and get some money out to buy my meds (no debit card). When I opened my mouth to tell the girl what I wanted a big ass slop of blood and spit hit the floor. Then I tried to apologize and even more came out. Finally I just handed her the withdrawl slip. I'm so retarded.
 
2008-04-22 01:00:44 PM  
LosinMySenses: fark_your_mudder: Ok, I get that the place was negligent and all, but the lady was really crying and panicking because she was locked inside a building? Why didn't she just break the window and leave?

Better question, why didn't she use the phone? She forgot the number to 911?


What is that number again? I keep forgetting to write it down.
 
2008-04-22 01:01:10 PM  
Rarely do I side with someone bringing on the lawyers. This is one of those times. I'd sue the balls off that dentist.
 
2008-04-22 01:01:29 PM  
Ahoytheship: FTA:
"I will not get anesthesia again," she said. "I don't care what procedure I have to go through, I just have to suffer through the pain."


Riiiiiiiight. Good luck when you have that appendix removed.


Kind of what I was thinking. At least she is being rational about the whole situation. Broken leg? Massive surgery? No, thanks, I'll suffer.

Even though this was a bad situation, that was just a stupid thing for her to say.
 
2008-04-22 01:04:07 PM  
codewarrior81: What is that number again? I keep forgetting to write it down.

Operator: Information, how can I help you?
Butthead: Uhhh.... Beavis is bleeding.
Operator: Sir, this is 411, you need to call 911
Butthead: Uhhh.... OK
*pushes buttons*
Operator: Information, how can I help you?
Butthead: Uhhh... what was that number again?
Operator: *sigh* It's 911 sir... I'll connect you.
 
2008-04-22 01:04:27 PM  
odinspearx: WAY overreaction. Hyperventiliating and throwing up? OK, some of it may have been due to anesthesia, but she's making it sound like she was in the pit of doom. For Christ's sake, she had a phone! And it worked!

It was an honest mistake (hopefully) on the dentist's part. Horrible? Yes. Life-altering? No way in hell! She doesn't need to sue for millions of dollars, but she should get free dental for life.


Only if they paid for a different dentist. I doubt she'd want to go back to that particular office.
 
2008-04-22 01:04:38 PM  
The Onanist: Is it safe?

Precisely the reference I came here to drop.
 
2008-04-22 01:05:03 PM  

"I will not get anesthesia again," she said. "I don't care what procedure I have to go through, I just have to suffer through the pain."


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/was on her side at first
//read her comments and wished they'd given her arsenic instead of anesthesia
 
2008-04-22 01:06:27 PM  
The Onanist: Is it safe?

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2008-04-22 01:06:43 PM  
Why didn't this woman have a friend/relative waiting in the lobby to take her home? After I was put under, I was in no condition to drive home myself.
 
2008-04-22 01:08:02 PM  
saw that on the news last night.
the place looked sooo run down, I'm surprised anyone would go in there, let alone have work done.
 
2008-04-22 01:09:29 PM  
sombreradoraloca: fark_your_mudder: Ok, I get that the place was negligent and all, but the lady was really crying and panicking because she was locked inside a building? Why didn't she just break the window and leave?

When I came out of anesthesia after having one of my teeth pulled up slightly to fill in the bone, I was sobbing and hysterical. It just happens for no reason. It's like you're freaking out BEFORE you even wake up and it just continues.


That's wierd b/c I woke up as if from a long night of drinking and just started talking and joking around with the nurse and my parents. I remember being pretty jovial about it, I guess those types of drugs affect everyone differently...
 
2008-04-22 01:11:53 PM  
LosinMySenses: Ut dudn;t taje 5 karge nenm but sure took longer than normal.

What was this, like ten minutes ago?
 
2008-04-22 01:12:08 PM  
www.alicia-logic.com

approves
 
2008-04-22 01:15:57 PM  
Massa Damnata: "People now realize that something this crazy can happen to someone."

Finally we have emerged into the clear realm of absolute knowing.


I LOL'd. Well it was more of a gaspy, sneezy sort of thing, but hahaha.
 
2008-04-22 01:16:42 PM  
I woke up from anesthesia kicking and screaming with a penis on my chin so I'm....


drunk.
 
2008-04-22 01:17:06 PM  
40 minutes? That's all?

The first dental visit in ten years (no bennies), the dentist announced he was going to break up my wisdom tooth and take it out piece by piece. After about 40 minutes, he annouced he had to go and that I needed a oral surgeon to finish it. He then gave me a prescription for a painkiller and left.

The wife found someone who would see me first thing after she explained to him what had happened. It was 40 miles away and I missed work but hey. He finished the job.

One of the reason it took me ten years is that previous time, I was getting a tooth filled in the Army. Beavis and Butthead were doing the work and I was blissfully loaded up on Novocaine. As they did their work, a rat came out of the ceiling above me and went back and forth on the pipes.
 
2008-04-22 01:17:46 PM  
Millzners:
I guess those types of drugs affect everyone differently...


For me there was a few moments of not knowing what was going on. I can definitely see someone freaking out. I also think shes thinking "ca-ching!".
 
2008-04-22 01:23:19 PM  
fark_your_mudder: Ok, I get that the place was negligent and all, but the lady was really crying and panicking because she was locked inside a building? Why didn't she just break the window and leave?

Yeah, seriously. Too bad the dentist office was one of those ones without telephones, eh? It is unfortunate and definitely something that would tick someone off, but going off into a panic and hyperventilating is indicative of other issues, methinks.
 
2008-04-22 01:34:58 PM  
In the larger scheme of things this is the best thing that is ever going to happen to her$$$$$$$
 
2008-04-22 01:36:04 PM  
What do you call a Dr. that graduated at the bottom of their class?

A Dr.
 
2008-04-22 01:43:24 PM  
Harry Freakstorm: One of the reason it took me ten years is that previous time, I was getting a tooth filled in the Army. Beavis and Butthead were doing the work and I was blissfully loaded up on Novocaine. As they did their work, a rat came out of the ceiling above me and went back and forth on the pipes.

Army dentists are the reason I refuse to go to anything other than a "sleep dentist."
 
2008-04-22 01:45:08 PM  
I just got back from the dentist, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies!

/No, really!
//Ok, just a checkup, but still....
 
Ral
2008-04-22 01:48:00 PM  
Rather than criticize the woman's reaction, I'm going to ask how the fark the dentist's office managed to "forget" about her. That's simply retarded.

I had my 4 wisdom teeth cut out (they were impacted) when I was in my late 20's. I was under for about 2 hours, and when I came out of it I was disoriented for a good while. I didn't have a bad reaction to the drugs (thank god), but I was pretty incoherent and in no condition to respond rationally to anything.
 
2008-04-22 01:48:52 PM  
shadowself: fark_your_mudder: Ok, I get that the place was negligent and all, but the lady was really crying and panicking because she was locked inside a building? Why didn't she just break the window and leave?

Yeah, seriously. Too bad the dentist office was one of those ones without telephones, eh? It is unfortunate and definitely something that would tick someone off, but going off into a panic and hyperventilating is indicative of other issues, methinks.


She called from inside the office, either on their phone or hers. Panic, hyperventilation, and vomiting are not that unusual for people coming out from under anesthesia, as I understand. I imagine it would be particularly acute if you woke up alone and disoriented in a deserted office.

What makes no sense to me is being allowed to undergo general anesthesia without having someone there to give you a ride home. Bad dentists' office, I'd say.
 
2008-04-22 01:50:09 PM  
I don't know if it has been said, but I would have hung out for a while with the nitrous tank. I may have been there in the morning.
 
2008-04-22 01:51:32 PM  
sarcastrophe:
Army dentists are the reason I refuse to go to anything other than a "sleep dentist."


Amen to that. Army dentists screwed me up - which is why in the past 5 years I have had 3 root canals, 2 crowns, and a crown lengthening on #31, which is nowhere near as pleasant as it sounds. All because the Army dentists did not properly fill cavities in the first place 12-15 years ago.
 
2008-04-22 01:54:50 PM  
Begoggle: If you react with common sense and just let yourself out, you don't get the big payout when you sue.

Keep in mind that this took place in Brooklyn. I'm guessing they had one of those giant roll-cages come down over the doors.
 
2008-04-22 02:02:48 PM  
I really need to go to the dentist soon, so I'm getting severe pain from some of these replies...
 
2008-04-22 02:16:46 PM  
someonelse: What makes no sense to me is being allowed to undergo general anesthesia without having someone there to give you a ride home. Bad dentists' office, I'd say.

Ooh, VERY good point! Fail on everyone's part, it seems.
 
2008-04-22 02:20:36 PM  
Who Is John Galt
I don't know if it has been said, but I would have hung out for a while with the nitrous tank. I may have been there in the morning.

THIS!

No hangover, straight in a minute or so. Gotta love nitrous. I always ask for a doggy bag. Dentist never laughs at that.
 
2008-04-22 02:23:08 PM  
xtex: But did she get her wisdom teeth out?

It suggests in the article that she was left in the recovery room.
 
2008-04-22 02:26:50 PM  
xtex: But did she get her wisdom teeth out?

Jesus.. I wish they would have knocked me out when they took mine out.. at age 31. It took a jack hammer, fourteen drills and five men with very large hands to get mine out. Worst experience ever.


I chose to just have a local anaesthetic when I had mine out, as I didn't want to have to stay in hopital overnight. The conversation went:

Dentist: So do you want a local or general anaesthetic?
Me: I'll have the local.
Dentist: Are you sure?
Me: Why, is the local less safe?
Dentist: No, but if you're knocked out we can use a bigger drill - sort of like the ones they use on the roads.
 
2008-04-22 02:30:44 PM  
sarcastrophe: nof: Who needs anesthesia for a wisdom tooth removal? I've had three out now and only ever had local.



THIS!! All four gone.

Just got the lovely shot in the mouth was not that bad.
 
2008-04-22 02:35:28 PM  
fmcgalaxie500: sarcastrophe: nof: Who needs anesthesia for a wisdom tooth removal? I've had three out now and only ever had local.



THIS!! All four gone.

Just got the lovely shot in the mouth was not that bad.


Sometimes it can be as easy as pulling a tooth. Sometimes it's surgery. I doubt you would have bits of your jaw hammered out with a local.
 
2008-04-22 02:40:21 PM  
sombreradoraloca: People who go in to have general anesthesia are usually required to have someone there to help them get home.

Why she would go in to have a wisdom tooth removed alone is what's scary.


Exactly. I wasn't allowed to drive after I had mine out. Ironically, the last song I remember hearing before falling under was Cry For Help (Rick Astley!). I just don't get why she didn't just call 911 herself.
 
2008-04-22 02:58:04 PM  
Father_Jack
Feral John: Triazolam is one drug I will NEVER do again.
(and I'm a fan of recreational pharmacology)
I've had 2 experiences with it. Both were dental surgeries.
My complaint is not with the effects during surgery, but with the after-effects.
During the surgeries I was very relaxed and didn't care what was happening.
Immediately after it was over, I was drowsy, but remembered everything.
It was after the drug wore off that my memories of the surgeries started dissolving.
It was like parts of my life were being erased and I found it EXTREMELY unsettling.

so the part where you woke up with a penis on your chin didnt bother you?


Father Jack, you have amused me before on these threads, and you did not fail to do so in this one.
 
2008-04-22 02:59:56 PM  
She was only in there for 40 minutes....what a biatch. She has probably waited longer at a street light...I hope she doesn't get shiat..not too mention needing to be put under to have wisdom teeth removed.... I know I'm entering the "internet tough guy holding area" by saying this, but I had all four of mine out at the same time with nothing more than novicane, and I was 12...and I went home and got into a fist fight with my brother.

/now the elevator guy is a different story.
 
2008-04-22 03:03:55 PM  
<b>sarcastrophe:</b> <i>nof: Who needs anesthesia for a wisdom tooth removal? I've had three out now and only ever had local.

If it's impacted, you get general.</i>

Not always... this is mine. It's cropped from a larger picture that had the problem highlighted which is why the circle is on the xray.

<img src="http://quincytech.dyndns.org/xray.png">

All I had was a local. Had the cyst and tooth removed within about 30 minutes.
I felt nothing. Took vicodin for the rest of the night, took a few tylenol the next day and I was fine.
 
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