Paradoxical Reaction to Anesthesia After Hip Surgery

by Dawn
(Las Vegas, NV)

January 31, 2018 at the age of 65 I fell and broke the neck of my femur. Surgery was performed February 1, 2018. I woke up after the surgery not knowing where I was, feeling like Alice in Wonderland. I was frightened, disoriented as "people" were attempting to restrain me with lamb lined leather constraints. I was kicking (landed one on a nurse) and I kept repeating "Please call Celia...She will know what to do". Hours later I fully regained consciousness and asked what had happened. I could remember what I had done, seen and heard.

I was told I had a paradoxical reaction to the anesthesia...Odd, because I had a c-section, gallbladder surgery, and an abdominal hysterectomy. Now, I just want to find out what cocktail the anesthesiologist gave me so if I ever require surgery in the future, the doctor does not give me the same combination of drugs. I will be seeing my orthopedic doctor for a recheck on my hip and, hopefully will get that information...Truly one of the most frightening experiences I have ever had in my life.

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