OT: Don't eat before surgery

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  1. B1GEast

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  2. Dove

    Dove Vance comin'

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    Its tough to type Allah Akbar when you're laughing hysterically.
     
  3. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    I think reason they tell you not to eat is aspiration risk. which, as wiht most things, reminds me of a story.

    So one time I was having surgery that could have been local or general. I decided there was no reason to have the risks associated with general so I had a light breakfast and filled out that information on chart. When I met with the anesthesiologist, he tells me that he is insisting on general. I told him my doctor gave me a choice and I am going with local. He insisted, vigorously, and told me that I had to sign off on general. At point I asked if he had reviewed my chart and of course he said that he had. I asked him how long it had been since my last meal (about 90 minutes) and he looked at the chart, looked at me, looked back at the chart and said "you cannot have general anesthesia, you must have local." I replied "Well if you think that that's best..."

    Sorry, long story without a flaming fart in it, but I've always found it funny, and cautionary.
     
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  4. Horatio

    Horatio Give me Uterus or give me Death

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    My guess is Moes , Taco Bell or the new Nashville hot chicken at KFC
     
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  5. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    Popeye's. Nobody brings the heat gas like Popeye's.
     
  6. MilfordHusky

    MilfordHusky Voice of Reason

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    I thought the fasting was related to digestion and not vomiting under anesthesia. Who knew?!

    On a serious note, that sounds horrible about the woman getting burned.
     
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  7. temery

    temery What?

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    Gotta wonder why they put 'farting' in quotes?

    Eat, Pray, Queef, brown noise. This has everything for a classic South Park episode.
     
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    prankster Twister Member

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  9. Deepster

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    When I was in college, we used to sit around lighting farts. One time, I lit what is now known as "The Particle Fart". Basically, I was on the edge of the couch and I shot an actual fireball out that landed and burned the carpet. It's legend among my friends.
     
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    Jattarians Jambalaya nothing gives you worse gas then that.
     
  11. sledog

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    If the anesthesia ignited, it would have been on w/w TV news!
     
  12. UCweCONN

    UCweCONN Let's do this!

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    This exact topic was an episode of one of my favorite shows ever, "A Thousand Ways To Die." In the episode, which is supposed to be based on actual bizarre deaths, a prom actress suffered some, how shall I put this..anal distress.....She went in to have her a cauterizing procedure, and against doctor's orders, at before the procedure. The surgeon started using the laser and she farted and the surgeon was killed.....True story.