Narative Essay

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Anesthesia PleaseJune 23rd of 2011 was the absolute worst day of my life. Approximately around ten in the morning I had to undergo surgery. I had to have a Bunionectomy. In other words I had to have a bunion removed in my right foot. To make matters worse, I had to have two small screws put into my joint connected to my big toe.To start off, I had to make sure I didn't eat anything past seven the night before. Not eating past seven was a challenge alone. When I woke up the next morning, I already knew what was in store for me. When I arrived at the Regional Medical Center, I signed in and waited for the nurse to call me back. When the nurse finally called me back, she handed me a gown and hair net to put on. Once I changed I began to panic. The nurse had to bring my mother in the room to calm me down. Once I became calm the nurse began my IV. The IV process was hell itself. The nurse could not find a vein to puncture. The nurse began sticking the needle in and out of my skin like I was an animal. I yelled out "Get me another damn nurse before I stick you with this damn needle!" I didn't mean to go off like I did, but she was hurting me. Finally the second nurse arrived and successfully started my IV.Next I had to wait about an hour for my foot surgeon and anesthesiologist to bring me papers to sign. Once I signed the papers the anesthesiologist injected me with a muscle relaxer. The muscle relaxer made me feel like I was floating on a cloud as they rolled me out of the room. I finally made it to the operating room. The doctors picked me up and placed me on the operating table. The anesthesiologist placed an oxygen mask on my face and the anesthesia in my IV. She then whispered "We're just waiting for Dr. Trang to get here to release the anesthesia...

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