30 August 2005

Something I learned during surgery

Have you ever noticed that when people get stabbed in movies, sometimes they scream in pain, and sometimes they just look surprised?

Well, when I had my biopsy, the surgeon numbed everything between the outside world and my thigh muscle, but not the muscle itself. So after cutting through all of the layers, the surgeon warned me that when he took the samples, I would feel a "deep pain". And so I did — but it wasn't like anything I'd felt before. More of an electric shock, really. What struck me, though, was the unearthly sound that I involuntarily made. That, and I knew that what my face was showing was surprise.

So that thing, at least, hollywood gets right.

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