Think about leaving your house to the hospital for a routine appointment. Dressed up in your comfy clothes and didn't even care to wear socks in your Nike sneakers. It's cold outside but you think I'll be back in no time, nobody will see.
During the exam, doc tells you have a gland/mold he is comcerned about and tells it needs to be taken asap.
"I would recommend it now! I am available and I can get the OR prepared right away!"
Rush of thoughts through your brain, f*ck, now? Am I ready? How bad is it going to be? My feet just got sweaty, I'm not even wearing socks! Looking down at your bare ankles sockless in your sneakers.
" sure! Let's do it!"
"Great! Let me call them and let them know!"
Doc makes the phone call and asks the OR to be prepared, anesthesia machine prep and ask for an anesthesia nurse.
"Oh, I didn't know it needed anesthesia"
"Yeah, since we cannot numb there locally, we need to put you under!"
"Put me under? How? How long it's gonna take?"
"It's a simple procedure, risk is minimal and the operation will only take 30-45 mins. We are going to knock you out completely for your own comfort. we have a few options, we can start an iv and inject propofol, or use a mask, (showing a black rubber anesthesia mask he took out of a drawer, putting on their nose and mouth demonstrsting) to put you to sleep."
"I really don't do well with needles, I think I'll take the mask!"
"Sounds good! We will use sevoflorine gas to put you under and will take it from there!"
Door knocks, nurse comes with a wheelchair, asks you to change to gowns, you come out wearing only the gowns and your sneakers without socks crushing the backs! She tells keep your shoes on and you wear them properly and tie, thinking who and when will take them off? Hop on to the wheelchair, doc says "see you there!" And you go through the corridors. Then take the elevator, find the OR, and see the table, lights, anesthesia machine. Nurse asks you to lay down on the table, starts hooking you up to the monitors, strapping your wrists and ankles.
Then the anesthesia nurse comes, a hot young girl, introduces herself.
"Do you have any questions?"
"No, I think I'm good, except I wasn't planning to be right here on this table today!"
"and seconds away from being knocked out? Have you ever put under before?"
"Yes once, when I was a kid, the same way I got the gas!"
"Oh, so you are seasoned!" Now holding the black mask in her hands right above your face. You think this is it, I'm gonna be under in no time, point of no return!
"Yeah, I was in a rush for my appointment today"
"Is that why you even forgot to put on socks?" And puts the squishy mask on your face".
"Yeah, I dont wear socks that often." Muffled by the mask.
"Take some nice deep breaths! Sweet dreams!"
Smell of the gas from the mask, vision blur and tingling sensation are the last things you remember before getting knocked out.