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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Why, when you have surgery, do they ask you to count backwards from 100?
100...99...98...97...96....95....94....93....92....91....90....Zzzz
They know you won't make it much past 90!
Why don't they say...count to ten?
Or maybe recite the alphabet?

13 Comments:

Blogger Barnze said...

Cuz sometimes it takes longer than 10 seconds to go under..imagine the feeling of panic if you reach 1 and still feel wide awake!

2:57 AM  
Blogger Almost Porcelain said...

I got asked to count down from 15 once.

3:20 AM  
Blogger Hexter said...

They never ask me to do that ;)

2:23 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

You have to count down? I don't remember that. I do remember counting down from ten once at the dentist and telling myself "I will make it to one, I will make it to one". Think I made it to eight.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Lucy's Dilemma said...

They don't always make you do it. I used to work as a surgical nurse. The reason they do anything like that is to keep your mind occupied with anything other than the fact that you are having surgery. Gives your brain something to do other than fret. :)

9:53 AM  
Blogger ...jus me said...

lucy...thanks! I always wondered!

11:52 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Lucy helped me out on this one, too. I assumed it was just to keep your mind occupied. If they asked me to count to 10, it's so easy that I would be otherwise distracted!

11:57 AM  
Blogger ~*~ D ~*~ said...

Wow I didn't know why they did that either but good to know... me personally, I think tongue twisters would be more fun than counting backwards...

How is KIWI doing?

Mrs Byrd in Texas

11:02 AM  
Blogger ...jus me said...

Di...hi, how are you? Kiwi is onery, and loud! lol. She/he sings alot and has lots of jungle calls.Still won't come to me but is not afraid anymore. We got a baby cockatiel also now. They get along great and are in a big parrot cage and they love it! The baby "squeaks" is very very social and wants out to sit on us all the time. Kiwi is learning!

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know but if that stuff was on the market, even illegally, I'd be a drug user for sure. I've had almost 20 surgeries and I love that feeling where they say,

"count backward from 100 and you are gonna get a little sleepy"

then the next thing you hear is someone shouting your name to wake-up

Jerri Ann
jareason@gmail.com
www.acracknlife.squarespace.com

12:24 PM  
Blogger ...jus me said...

Jerri...I never thought about it being available to the public either legally or illegally. Yikes, people would be dropping like flies until they knew just how much to have...either that or the whole world would be asleep! hmmmmmmmmmmm! Most of those types of drugs have to be administered a little at a time though I understand, to keep you under. Still makes you wonder!

3:16 PM  
Blogger ~*~ D ~*~ said...

AWW how cute, little Kiwi has a cage mate!

They sound cute...are you going to put up a pic of the newbie?

Mrs Byrd In Texas

2:51 PM  
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7:56 AM  

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