anesthesia awareness do you know what is this?

@roniroxas (10574)
Philippines
June 4, 2009 5:03am CST
i just finished watching Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba's movie tittled AWAKE and it is a movie about anesthesia awareness. Receiving general anesthesia the vast majority go to sleep peacefully they remember nothing. And some are not fortunate they find themselves unable to sleep trapped in a what they call anesthesia awareness. They are paralyzed and can not scream for help for they are awake. this is very scary. i know to myself that anesthesia makes me sleep and i wake up if everythings finished already. but how about to others. i dont know anybody who has anesthesia awareness but this really is scary. i read on the net some people who under went operation and has this phenomenom commit suicide for they have flashbacks of the pains and even have night mares. have you seen the movies?
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@alicia812 (648)
• Australia
5 Jun 09
Hi roni. I haven't seen that movie. All I know about general anaesthesia is that it affects our memory like forgetfulness. I didn't know that it will have that really scary effects on our brain. Isn't it that most moms who gave birth and was given general anaesthesia are saying that they became forgetful after that. They also call that effect "mum-nesia", and I think I have that hehehe...so forgetful at times. This is a very interesting topic. I think i will make more research on this and write an article about it in my website.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
8 Jun 09
i hope you find time to watch this movie. jessica alba played her role very well and also stars Terrence Howard as the doctor who will operate. this is a good movie. i am happyto share it with you. thanks for the response my friend
• Philippines
4 Jun 09
i saw the trailer a few times before but i haven't seen the film. it is really scary knowing for a fact that you are aware of everything that's going on and you can't do a thing if ever something wasn't going right for you. you wanted to scream but can't. you wanted to ask for help but you know you coudn't. it's very frustrating and so scary being the one who's being operated on and you play witness also at the same time.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
8 Jun 09
my friend saw that movie a few times already then she told me to watch it. i dont think i can watch it so we watch it together. the movie was not scary as i thought but knowing that someone out there is experiencing something like this is scary. thanks a lot for the response
@ip5217 (1655)
• Philippines
4 Jun 09
Woah... that's scary. I gotta watch that film to better understand what this means. Reading your post scares me. I am scheduled to be operated due to my cystic goiter this July or August. I hope it will not require general anesthesia.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
8 Jun 09
i am sorry i didnt mean to scare you. i just wanted to share and wanted to know if anybody has this or knows someone who has this. i hope your operation will be okay and i will light a candle for your fast recovery. thank you for the response.
@katsalot1 (1619)
4 Jun 09
No, I haven't seen the movie, but have heard about people being conscious during operations. It's a horrific thought - being aware of what's going on but unable to speak or move.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
yes i can not imagine how much pain that would be. just imagining getting your teeth pulled without anesthesia, then imagening it on a open surgery operation. that would really be so painful. my thinking was, is there really is a person who experience this kind of phenomenom. its kinda wierd but unbelievable at the same time. thanks for the response
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
I haven't seen that movie but i find it very interesting... i know of some friends and collegues who underwent this anesthesia awareness... but they said they never felt any of the pain... they were just aware of what the doctors were doing... and can even hear their conversations...
@tonyllenium (6261)
• Italy
6 Jun 09
in reality i never saw this movie but also never heard it so may be it is good and scaring as you told in your post and so now i can be curious to watch it if i had the opportunity as well!!i will check where is this kind of movie with jessica alba...:)