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Post by genlock » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:28 pm

It's almost too awful to imagine: being awake but paralyzed during surgery.



And although it's rare, studies say it could happen up to 40-thousand times a year. It's just such an experience that two Raleigh County women say caused their father to commit suicide.

Sherman Sizemore, a former coal miner and Baptist minister, killed himself in February 2006, two weeks after undergoing abdominal surgery. A lawsuit filed last month in Raleigh County alleges he was awake for nearly 30 minutes of his surgery. The women say this experience left their father so upset he took his own life.

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Post by Rock » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:09 pm

Boy, Ol' Sherman sure could go on for a couple hours. I always dreaded revival week when he was the guest Pastor. Sorry to hear about him; not sure if I buy this story, tho.
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Post by Big Media » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:36 pm

I awoke during eye surgery when I was very young (about 4 years old). I still remember the doctors telling me to blow up the balloon. I took a deep breath and began to feellllll vvvvveeerrrryyyy sleezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Post by Lester » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:44 pm

I've never researched it, but as proceed through life, and hear stories... you start to notice patterns...

Like the number of people that undergo abdominal/gastrointestinal surgeries that end up killing themselves.

I don't buy the "woke up" story either... but this isn't the first time I've seen or heard of such surgery leading to suicide.

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