Awake on the Operating Table

Could a medical procedure you don’t even remember give you a stress disorder?

The New York Times
Feb 6 · 7 min read
Photo: Ruben Earth/Getty Images

By Kate Johnson

The doctor ordered a “push” on my sedative, and I succumbed to the sweet blackness.

But then something went wrong, and I was awake too soon, flailing and crying, the medical team scrambling to maneuver the tube that had…

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