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    Dr. Robert Liston was considered one of the best surgeons in the world… Until he killed three people in one surgery. This bizarre event (the only surgery with a 300% mortality rate) was just one of many insanely bad medical mistakes through the years. And we’ve assembled some of the worst right here.
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  • @Razmoudah
    @Razmoudah Před 7 měsíci +4543

    The worst situation for a misdiagnosis is when you already know what is wrong with you and the doctor doesn't listen because you don't have several years of medical school backing you up.

    • @Louzahsol
      @Louzahsol Před 7 měsíci

      Fibromyalgia is fake

    • @hypotheticalaxolotl
      @hypotheticalaxolotl Před 7 měsíci +417

      @@ybtlamlliw "Yes, you're the doctor. And I'm the patient, sitting here for days in *VERY FAMILIAR PAIN*."
      As someone prone to ear infections, I feel your pain. ... No pun intended.

    • @e7ebr0w
      @e7ebr0w Před 7 měsíci

      I assume that comes from their capitalist nature. How else to make more money than doing tests. But in all seriousness, I'm sure hypochondriacs and Munchausen syndrome have played significant roles in the mentality of medical professionals

    • @sheep1ewe
      @sheep1ewe Před 7 měsíci

      @@ybtlamlliw Don't worry, all the nurses here are litterary, and i mean litterary, ech freking time i (and other persons) ever been there after the 90s, exactly like that in the village where i live... Even other doctors often get mad at that facility.... I had to make a phonecall to another doctor in order to get the darn pills for the bacteria inflammation my fot, and they prescribed antihistamines and gastric ulcer treatment whan i askad if i could see a doctor for a lymphatic blockage which frankly did not had litterary anything to do with any of that. The doctor i trust told me by the telephone that "If You actualy had gastric ulcers You would know it, for sure..." and "that is certanly not an allergic reaction, You need penicillin" (which they are very restictive with prescribing where i live because of the risk of bacteria develope penicillin resistance, so that was not something they would had said lightly to any patient if there was an alternative...) (Sorry for my English, it is not my native language)

    • @keifwoki
      @keifwoki Před 7 měsíci +97

      Report the Dr, Definitely follow it through. I think people should be able to trust professionals to know more than them about their profession.
      Same goes for Tradespeople, professional drivers etc.
      I've never ran into this issue, but it does seem common by the response here. Hopefully all is well with you now.

  • @danjoseph9581
    @danjoseph9581 Před 7 měsíci +2297

    When I had hernia repair surgery, the nurses and doctor physically marked on my body which side to perform the operation and kept asking me which side I'm to get the surgery on. I thought it was weird that they kept triple checking over and over again. Now I know why

    • @overlookers
      @overlookers Před 7 měsíci +215

      I love going in for chest inflammation and being shouted at for my personal information 4 different times by 4 different doctors.
      In hindsight, this might have been a lucidity test but holy shit.

    • @TheLeannansidhe
      @TheLeannansidhe Před 7 měsíci +156

      I recently had foot surgery where they double checked which foot and marked it. It was obvious which foot but the double checking ALL the time is definitely why the mistakes number is so low

    • @IMBlakeley
      @IMBlakeley Před 7 měsíci +164

      I went in years ago for minor knee surgery, a very tired looking Doc came into the ward to do the pre-checks "Ah Mr B, vasectomy reversal right?" and no it wasn't a joke. Realised it was my left knee they were working on then promptly drew an arrow on my right one and had to be corrected again. I was pleasantly surprised to wake from the anaesthesia with my gonads intact and my left knee having been operated on.

    • @marlonmoncrieffe0728
      @marlonmoncrieffe0728 Před 7 měsíci +13

      😂 Dude, what a story, ​@@IMBlakeley!

    • @autohmae
      @autohmae Před 7 měsíci +36

      @@TheLeannansidhe it's not uncommon people go in for surgery on the leg which doesn't look hurt from the outside. So it's best not to assume !

  • @McTacoDelight
    @McTacoDelight Před 7 měsíci +1032

    Here's a fun one. Did you know that local anesthetic doesnt work when you have an infection? I didn't, but I found out real quick when I was hospitalized for 5 weeks with a mysterious illness that was causing me to waste away.
    Eventually the doctors determined a liver biopsy was in order (they were looking for liver cancer). After receiving the local anesthetic they proceeded to insert the knitting-needle sized biopsy tool into my stomach, pushed through the skin, fat, muscle and peritoneum and I felt it all. I doubled over and in my fevered state took a swing at the doctor and called him an unpleasant word.
    Turns out I had a systemic histoplasmosis infection, masked by the cocktail of immunosuppressants I was on for another condition.
    They eventually diagnosed this and put me on amphotericin B, which is one of those "medications marginally less lethal than the thing killing you" and after several rounds of IV treatment the veins in my arms were bulging and crunchy like straws filled with glass.
    The point of this story? Modern medicine is a terrifying cluster-f*** of chemical carpet bombing and it saves lives.

    • @WhiteWolf-lm7gj
      @WhiteWolf-lm7gj Před 6 měsíci +73

      Well, congratulations on your survival

    • @homeland1128
      @homeland1128 Před 5 měsíci +69

      I could imagine this being an episode of House but here i am, reading it as somebody's experience in yt comm section😭😭

    • @NthnLikeCodeine
      @NthnLikeCodeine Před 4 měsíci +3

      Just smoke some weed bruh 😅

    • @seanmoyer7589
      @seanmoyer7589 Před 4 měsíci +36

      Crunchy veins gives me the creeps

    • @uhoh6092
      @uhoh6092 Před 4 měsíci +14

      I’m glad you are okay but by god is that some unfortunate luck

  • @brittanynye4268
    @brittanynye4268 Před 7 měsíci +963

    I feel bad for Dr. Liston. He was a good surgeon for his time. He helped pioneer the surgical use of anaesthesia, and some of the devices he invented are still in use. But he's mostly remembered for that one surgery with a 300% mortality rate.

    • @mattdaykin3819
      @mattdaykin3819 Před 7 měsíci +181

      Imagine you’re a cool guy, a smart guy but you KILL THREE PEOPLE IN THE SPAN OF MINUTES and that’s all people remember….

    • @genghis_connie
      @genghis_connie Před 7 měsíci +159

      Yeah. I was a circus juggler for ages.
      You set ONE lady BARELY on fire with a loose, flaming mini torch - and suddenly all you get is a court date and the nickname “Butterfingers Flambeau.”
      Oh, and a lot of carnies singing “Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys when you walk by.

    • @brittanynye4268
      @brittanynye4268 Před 7 měsíci +25

      @@genghis_connie 💀💀

    • @brittanynye4268
      @brittanynye4268 Před 7 měsíci +88

      @mattdaykin3819 I know killing three people is a big deal, but it was also an honest mistake that any surgeon could have made during that time. Compared to the ones who thought pain was required for healing, Liston was a lot better, and he had fewer patients die overall because of his speed and relative cleanliness for the time. Like, this was when barber surgeons were still a thing, washing hands and tools was frowned upon, and a surgeons worth was measured by how much blood stained his doctor's whites.

    • @katscratchfever3506
      @katscratchfever3506 Před 6 měsíci +12

      @@genghis_conniethe way I cackled 😂😂😂

  • @chicken29843
    @chicken29843 Před 7 měsíci +323

    Something you missed about the story of the guy who went under surgery without the anesthetic is that they also tried to drug him with a memory erasing drug after the fact to cover it up and this played a part in his suicide more than likely because he was having traumatic episodes and not knowing where they were coming from

    • @marioguti9887
      @marioguti9887 Před měsícem +17

      Yep, Mr Ballen covered this horrific story

    • @ferretyluv
      @ferretyluv Před měsícem +5

      Versed is normally prescribed for anesthesia.

    • @eerieforest9188
      @eerieforest9188 Před 22 dny +2

      @@ferretyluv Versed is just to sedate them prior to induction, which is often done with propofol, and then you get a mix of mostly sevoflourane gas once intubated. .

    • @TheTinFoilTiara
      @TheTinFoilTiara Před 15 hodinami

      This is one of the saddest most absolutely negligent stories I've ever heard. It breaks my heart.

  • @hamishfox
    @hamishfox Před 7 měsíci +260

    The second one is even worse than it sounds. The anesthesiologist didn't forget to give him the Anesthesia, it just didn't work on him. He also had his eyes taped shut. And they didn't knock him out when they realised he was awake, they have him a drug to make him forget, and didn't tell him what had happened.
    He had severe PTSD and could no longer tell what was real and what he had imagined. He killed himself two weeks after the surgery. If they'd been honest with him, he might have been able to process what happened and get the help he needed, but they tried to cover it up.

    • @SuperMrHiggins
      @SuperMrHiggins Před měsícem +26

      Daaamn. That's some major malpractice right there. edit: seriously, hope at least a few people lost their license to practice. At minimum.

    • @nekolalia3389
      @nekolalia3389 Před 21 dnem +9

      The amnesia drug is standard procedure. What you’re supposed to do afterwards is disclose to the patient what happened instead of crossing your fingers and hoping that a drug worked in response to an incident where a drug didn’t work. Even if it does, the patient has a right to know what’s happened to their body.

  • @thomashiggins9320
    @thomashiggins9320 Před 7 měsíci +363

    The worst misdiagnosis I experinced happened when I was a small child. The pupil of my right eye wouldn't contract properly.
    So, the local family practice doctor in Corbin, Kentucky in 1967 immediately thought "brain tumor" and referred me to the Children's hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
    There, they attempted to find the brain tumor.
    There were no MRI or CAT scan machines in Columbus, Ohio, in 1967.
    So, they went with slightly radioactive dyes accompanied by many X-rays and spinal taps to check for any indication of a tumor.
    Wanna know my when my first clear memories start, and of what?
    You get one guess.
    Anyway, this went on for nearly two weeks before my mom realized it (my aunt, married to a doctor, tried to spare her from knowing everything done).
    At that point, my mom asked if maybe they should just *check my eyes* .
    So, they did. Congenital glaucoma in my right eye only, with a uniquely delayed onset. Made the medical journals.
    Fortunately, no cancer from all the radioactive isotopes pumped into my brain -- but no super-powers, either. Dang it. 🤨

    • @uhoh6092
      @uhoh6092 Před 4 měsíci +26

      I’m very sorry that happened to you. You were a child and had no power in that situation. Fuck dude

    • @oxeye3159
      @oxeye3159 Před 2 měsíci +4

      that's wild, my mom's from corbin. any chance youre a Courtney or a Daniel?

    • @Sentient.A.I.
      @Sentient.A.I. Před 2 měsíci +4

      none of us got superpowers. Well no useful superpowers anyway

    • @d.laveyyy
      @d.laveyyy Před 29 dny

      maybe you just didnt get enough radiation for superpowers! just try taking more itll work, trust me. /j

  • @johnmccombe6342
    @johnmccombe6342 Před 7 měsíci +170

    I once had a biopsy where the local a anesthetic didn't work at all. As soon as he started using his scalpel I felt everything. I told him the anesthetic wasn't working and he said "should I stop and put more in?" I said no, you've already started, just get it done. I felt every bit of that biopsy, the cutting, the stitches. It was insane.

    • @Refferixz
      @Refferixz Před 6 měsíci +25

      i had a similar thing happen in december of 2022 where they removed a birthmark due to a risk of skin cancer. they applied more anesthesia but i still felt the entire thing :(

    • @echotango4591
      @echotango4591 Před 6 měsíci +8

      Are you a red head?

    • @johnmccombe6342
      @johnmccombe6342 Před 6 měsíci +10

      @@echotango4591 yup

    • @echotango4591
      @echotango4591 Před 6 měsíci

      @@johnmccombe6342 ya local anaesthetic doesn’t work on redheads, so I figured. You guys need scary high doses lol

    • @homeland1128
      @homeland1128 Před 5 měsíci +4

      omg when a stereotype isn't really a stereotype no more

  • @PsRohrbaugh
    @PsRohrbaugh Před 7 měsíci +1422

    My grandmother almost died due to medical errors / misdiagnosis a few weeks ago. She has LOW blood pressure and takes medication to raise it. The doctors just assumed this is an error (because it's really rare), and put her on medication to lower her blood pressure. When she went to the bathroom, she passed out and was unconscious for 10 minutes. Her blood pressure was 80/40 when they finally got her awake and back in bed.
    The real problem? THE EXACT SAME MISTAKE HAPPENED A WEEK LATER, with the same results. Thankfully she's a tough person and seems to have recovered, but damn.

    • @BaharJennifer
      @BaharJennifer Před 7 měsíci +42

      I’m so sorry about that.

    • @Razmoudah
      @Razmoudah Před 6 měsíci +55

      Yeah, my mother fights a similar battle. She doesn't take meds to raise her blood pressure, but occasionally it will read just high enough to 'justify' a blood pressure med when most of the time it doesn't. She got her own blood pressure machine and checks it BEFORE taking the meds after she started to have problems with the meds regularly dropping her blood pressure too low.

    • @barfy4751
      @barfy4751 Před 6 měsíci +47

      Get a lawyer

    • @PsRohrbaugh
      @PsRohrbaugh Před 6 měsíci +8

      @@barfy4751 I guess it can't hurt to talk to one, but she ended up being fine, so I dunno if there are any damages to sue for?

    • @HG-gj9lh
      @HG-gj9lh Před 6 měsíci +52

      I’m a nurse, we aren’t supposed to administer ANY blood pressure medications without first checking to make sure their blood pressure and pulse are within certain parameters. The directions for the medications specifically state to check. That failure is on the whole medical team.

  • @gregoryrothenberger4900
    @gregoryrothenberger4900 Před 7 měsíci +471

    I have had 5 knee surgeries and during one of them I woke up. I will never forget coming around and seeing the Dr. with what looked like a sledge hammer, small of course, cocked back ready to swing, lol. The anesthesiologist scrambling behind me saying, very calmly, you are ok, just breath, just breath, and then I was knocked back out.

    • @DrewNorthup
      @DrewNorthup Před 7 měsíci +61

      I suspect you wouldn't need a second try to guess how orthopedists tend to score on tests of psychopathic traits.

    • @katscratchfever3506
      @katscratchfever3506 Před 6 měsíci +7

      😳😳😳😳😳

    • @onlyhannahfans
      @onlyhannahfans Před 5 měsíci +12

      LOL. this is absolutely insane. 4 minuscus transplants by age 25 and probably 10 scopes and I always feared this would happen from like gaining immunity to the anesthesia 😂 so glad it never happened, id never sleep again😳☠️🤦‍♀️

    • @lisa8477
      @lisa8477 Před 5 měsíci +7

      I've woken up during 2 different surgeries, not fun for sure.

    • @tandiparent1906
      @tandiparent1906 Před 5 měsíci +4

      Thanks a lot....getting ready to probably have a knee replacement

  • @CanuckMonkey13
    @CanuckMonkey13 Před 7 měsíci +68

    I had a misdiagnosis when I was 12. I had a problem, went to the local hospital in my small town, and got a correct diagnosis saying that I needed surgery. The doctor thought I would be better off at the larger hospital 50 km away, so he sent me there for the surgery. At that hospital, another doctor reviewed my case, decided I did not need the surgery, and sent me to a hospital bed for observation while I "recovered on my own".
    After almost a week, my mother decided it was silly to keep having to drive to this larger and more distant hospital every day to see me, and asked if I could be transferred back to the local hospital. This was the best decision she ever made (at least from my perspective). When the original doctor saw me again, he realized that my problem had gotten much worse, and he scheduled an emergency surgery for that same night (which happened to be New Year's Eve, 1989). Once they got a closer look, they found that I now had gangrene, and they had to amputate to save my life.
    And that's the story of how I woke up on Jan 1, 1990, with only one testicle. Great way to kick off the nineties! 🙃I remember thinking of the Beatles song Yesterday: "Suddenly... I'm not half the man I used to be..." I no longer think of my manhood as being defined in this way, but it certainly seemed apropos at the time.

    • @bofa722
      @bofa722 Před 5 měsíci +15

      Honestly I'd rather lose a ball than an arm or a leg

    • @clairenewberry9957
      @clairenewberry9957 Před 2 měsíci +2

      I love that song

  • @robertgaines-tulsa
    @robertgaines-tulsa Před 7 měsíci +388

    This reminded me of how my mother died. My mother went into the emergency room for a blister that became infected. The doctors cleared up her infection. When we were expecting to release her, the nurse denied us further information and told us we needed the power of an attorney. This was rather odd, and we were jarred. I felt that we should do as the nurse suggested, but as the youngest sibling, I felt I should let my older siblings decide. They chose to do nothing. After all, you're safe when you're at a hospital, right? When we did talk to our mother, she said a doctor wanted to do an experimental thyroid surgery on her, but at least one doctor said it would kill her. This was another red flag, but again my older siblings had this wait and see attitude. After the surgery, she was doing great. Then one evening we got a call stating our mother had died. I felt horrible with a mixture of anger, frustration, and sorrow. I told my older brother that we should sue for malpractice, but my older brother said we couldn't because of some Oklahoma law protecting doctors from malpractice. Medicare saw what happened and refused to pay the doctor for the surgery. Then, the doctor had the audacity to send US the bill for the surgery. I'm still mad about that. We didn't pay him either. We don't know if he put a lean on the house or something. That doctor is a disgusting, evil man. My advice is that when a nurse tells you to seek an attorney, you get it and you get it FAST! My mom was old, but there's no telling how many more years we would have got to have with her if it wasn't for that horrible doctor. She did in 2012. The world didn't end as the Mayans predicted, but our lives were changed forever.

    • @rmw9130
      @rmw9130 Před 6 měsíci +82

      I am so sorry that happened!! That is awful. A point of clarification: sounds like the nurse said you needed a "power of attorney" which is vastly different than needing an attorney. Telling you that you needed a POA (power of attorney) is still super odd under those circumstances. Maybe she was trying to warn you about the bad DR somehow?? Overall that DR should have been sued and reported.

    • @estherliu5033
      @estherliu5033 Před 6 měsíci +5

      i’m pppooooppooouoppopo poopoo ololplpop

    • @BlackSeranna
      @BlackSeranna Před 6 měsíci +25

      A power of attorney means your mom gives you power of attorney to make some decisions for her.
      Unfortunately, a POA needs to have a notary make it official. I don’t know if they have a Notary in the hospital? Your mom would have had to sign in front of the notary, and then yourself.
      A power of attorney can work well if you get sick and you trust someone to make some decisions for you, like pay bills or make medical decisions if you are in a coma.
      However, signing a power of attorney over to a family member who you don’t trust can work against you, especially if it isn’t limited. Like, you wouldn’t want to give someone/anyone/an untrusted acquaintance the permission to sell your house.
      This is why a limited power of attorney is good if you know you’re going to be really sick or in a coma and in a hospital for a while.
      Like, if you had seizures and are worried about making sure the bills are paid, you might want to have a specific POA saying that any ust r individual would be able to have access to a bank account just for making sure everything is being paid okay, and the bank will allow this trusted individual to ask questions and make decisions (if that’s what you allow).
      You have to be very specific of what permissions you give on a POA. This is to protect you. Also, the POA is only good as long as you’re alive. When you die, the POA will no longer work.
      These are just an example.

    • @killtyrant
      @killtyrant Před 6 měsíci +28

      It sounds like the nurse couldn't provide you further information because you guys didn't have Power Of Attorney. Also what afflicted your mother? There is a pretty sizable leap from a infected blister that was clearing up to needing experimental surgery. Experimental treatments are hailmary passes when everything else fails.

    • @echotango4591
      @echotango4591 Před 6 měsíci +25

      @@killtyrant yeah, half the stories on here don’t make any sense from a medical perspective and it’s clear that a lot of the problem is the massive information gap…

  • @bjs301
    @bjs301 Před 7 měsíci +1111

    I retired last year after 45 years as a medical regulator. Medical horror stories still occur but are becoming far less frequent. I've read about cases where the healthy lung or kidney was removed. Anyone who gets upset over all the checks and double checks done by hospital staff today, by the practice of writing on the body to designate surgical site, should be grateful these processes are now in place.

    • @bobd2659
      @bobd2659 Před 7 měsíci +67

      Not to mention the in suite surgical checklists of every tool, clamp, sponge etc, used before and after to make sure numbers match and nothing is left inside that isn't supposed to be left inside.

    • @krashd
      @krashd Před 7 měsíci

      @@bobd2659 *"We think we may have found out what happened to Elizabeth. When we couldn't locate her we asked admin to send a message to her pager and that was about the time Mr Simmonds in the ICU complained of beeping coming from his chest."*

    • @adamkohalmi7180
      @adamkohalmi7180 Před 7 měsíci +26

      I have personally witnessed that “writing on the…surgical site” being done on THE WRONG SIDE. So while I agree that we should be grateful that these “processes” are in place, it can also mean that the mistake and liability are literally just pushed down the line, perhaps even to a lesser qualified (more expendable?) medical ‘professional’.

    • @bjs301
      @bjs301 Před 7 měsíci +38

      @@adamkohalmi7180 We'll never achieve perfection. But every wrong-site surgery case I worked in the last 25 years, and there haven't been many, involved errors by multiple members of the surgical team. And all the detailed recordkeeping makes it much harder to blame the little guy, not easier. I worked a number of cases where many patients died, but they were all prescribing cases, not surgeries. And I'm not talking about drug allergies, I'm talking about prescribing to addicts. Literally all of the most egregious cases were dope cases, and nothing else comes close.

    • @darkwing3713
      @darkwing3713 Před 7 měsíci +3

      As a medical regulator what do you think of a doctor who finds out that his patient has applied for hospice (not because the patient told him), and then calls up the hospice director and says "she doesn't want to die"? At least that's what this doctor told me he said. Unethical or just insanely stupid?

  • @sunalwaysshinesonTVs
    @sunalwaysshinesonTVs Před 7 měsíci +459

    I was being prep'd for surgery where they would be installing hardware into my leg from a horrific break. Rather than use an anesthetic, they were gonna paralyze me waste down so was given the option: "do you want to be awake or knocked out for the surgery?" Me being infinitely curious asked, "can I watch?" They replied, "No.... There are certain things one's mind just shouldnt see." Figuring Id be bored opted to get knocked out. WOKE UP ANYWAYS (which was fine since I was paralyzed), lol! to the sound of loud banging and feeling my body shake (from them violently hammering in the IM nail). That itself was a little traumatic, so perhaps a good thing I didnt get to SEE the actual process.

    • @axiolot5857
      @axiolot5857 Před 7 měsíci +66

      surgeries are very gory, you wouldnt have wanted to be awake lol

    • @StrangeTerror
      @StrangeTerror Před 6 měsíci +74

      Yea, the thing people don't realize it's that although we have a massive increase in understanding and far more sophisticated tools these days, medicine, particularly surgery, is still basically the same stone age methods we've used though out human history.
      Bone breaks? Force it back close enough to the right place it can heal and tie something hard to it to keep it from moving.
      Brain's swelling? Put a hold on the skull so it doesn't squish itself. Need to get into the body to remove an organ? Slice open their stomach.
      People don't realize how similar surgery and construction can look sometimes. Or how much it would mess up most people's minds to witness what it looks like behind the curtain that is all of our tech and grocery stores and what not. Most people couldn't watch a chicken get slaughtered but think they could watch their bone Spurs be chiseled out of their knee.
      ​@@axiolot5857

    • @FronteirWolf
      @FronteirWolf Před 6 měsíci +18

      Would've felt under more pressure if the patient was watching the surgery.

    • @katscratchfever3506
      @katscratchfever3506 Před 6 měsíci +4

      OMG! The way I would absolutely panic!!

    • @Cara.314
      @Cara.314 Před 6 měsíci +10

      @@StrangeTerror i already know i could not watch, if i did you would not need knock me out, my brain would do it for you. i've i passed out from anything from smashed fingers (just pain, no gore), to gory movies. a surgery would be lights out in moments...

  • @chaddca
    @chaddca Před 7 měsíci +119

    There are countless stories of the wrong limb being operated on or even the wrong surgery being performed on a patient. This is why the surgeon will use a marker to mark the spot they are going to operate on with their initials and have a “time-out” with the surgery team beforehand to verify the correct surgery, site, and patient.
    (ER nurse)

    • @AmyAndThePup
      @AmyAndThePup Před 5 měsíci +3

      I was awake for the time-out before my last surgery. It was really cool to be awake for that. But then, I'm a medical nerd.
      I found out later that they do that before every surgery. They went around the table, name, profession, who I was, what they were doing.

  • @mikewhitfield2994
    @mikewhitfield2994 Před 7 měsíci +49

    During our neighbor's last actual nursing job, a blood thinner was prescribed for every single in-patient, no matter why they were in hospital, at a dose which typically would have been lethal, ten times the normal prophylactic dose. The nursing assistants had pulled the medication and were ready to pass it out when our neighbor and the other RN discovered the overdose. The dose just appeared on every patient's digital chart - no doctor assigned, just "corporate". Corporate never admitted to how that screw-up happened or who entered the prescription.

    • @notchs0son
      @notchs0son Před 6 měsíci

      So corporate almost murdered tons of patients and it’s just. Oh glad you caught that ahahhaha it was a “test”

  • @casbot71
    @casbot71 Před 7 měsíci +306

    When I got my appendix removed as a child (in the 70's) *I could hear everything said* during surgery but felt no pain, only pressure.
    And I didn't imagine it as I quoted the doctor back to him afterwards.
    Specifically _"F*ck I'm never going to hear the end about this"_ ...
    I had a (asymptomatic) imploded¹ appendix and only got the surgery as a exploratory because my grandmother was a nurse who knew the surgeons father, and had pressured him to do the surgery.
    It also turned out I would have been dead pretty soon without it.
    - and he was right, my grandmother lectured him about being correct for years afterwards.
    And for teaching me a new word, even though I was supposed to be sedated at the time.
    ¹It's a rare form of appendicitis where the appendix shrinks instead of expanding, so there's no swelling for the doctor to feel and that particular area doesn't become painful, just general stomach aches and nausea.
    The appendix is still full of toxins however and when it ruptures you're just as dying as with a regular burst appendix.
    The chances of having it removed before it ruptures is very low however because it frequently gets misdiagnosed. A niece had the same form of appendicitis in the mid 2000's and they still thought it was something else (a faulty stomach valve) till she collapsed.

    • @caitlinwhatthefrick2361
      @caitlinwhatthefrick2361 Před 7 měsíci +8

      I hope she still survived 🤞🏻

    • @ricos1497
      @ricos1497 Před 7 měsíci +14

      @@caitlinwhatthefrick2361 yep, I feel like that story deserved an ending.

    • @casbot71
      @casbot71 Před 7 měsíci +40

      @caitlinwhatthefrick2361 She did. She was rushed to hospital, and it was treated as a regular burst appendix.

    • @AshworthMild
      @AshworthMild Před 7 měsíci +11

      Feeling the pressure but no pain is my favorite! I've had a few surgeries where I was intentionally kept awake and I had a great time watching and having the doc explain exactly what they were doing.

    • @caitlinwhatthefrick2361
      @caitlinwhatthefrick2361 Před 7 měsíci +3

      @@casbot71 thank goodness 😌✨

  • @ZeroTimesZero
    @ZeroTimesZero Před 7 měsíci +643

    What you didn't mention about Bob Sizemore (the man awake during his surgery) is when the doctors realized. They used a medication to try to erase his memory. This is what led to his confusion on what was real or not and ultimately led to him "unaliving" himself.

    • @falconeshield
      @falconeshield Před 7 měsíci +96

      So they killed him

    • @ZeroTimesZero
      @ZeroTimesZero Před 7 měsíci +164

      @@falconeshield indirectly. The procedure and the nightmares of his subconscious from them trying to erase his memory led him to take his own life.

    • @minners71
      @minners71 Před 7 měsíci +42

      Unaliving are you for real? You mean he killed himself?

    • @KingCobbones
      @KingCobbones Před 7 měsíci

      I believe the S-word gets censored here.@@minners71

    • @MarcelKumer
      @MarcelKumer Před 7 měsíci +78

      ​@@minners71what? Yes thats what they sait. Why acting like they cursed your mother

  • @mrfoodarama
    @mrfoodarama Před 7 měsíci +30

    My mother is someone that is evidently effected less by anesthetics and she was unfortunately conscious for the entirety of a surgical procedure. This was over 40 years ago and she still wakes up screaming once or twice a week. It upsets me so much to think this could happen

    • @nuclearcatbaby1131
      @nuclearcatbaby1131 Před 22 dny

      Yeah I'm afraid this would be me and that's why I haven't gotten my boobs cut off.

  • @Chrismas815
    @Chrismas815 Před 7 měsíci +114

    An expression that was reiterated constantly while I was in the Marine Corps was "complacency kills" and I don't think anything could prove that more than these cases

  • @FuglyStick
    @FuglyStick Před 7 měsíci +314

    Last month I had surgery after crushing two fingers in a hydraulic log splitter. Before surgery a nurse gave me a marker to write my initials on the hand that was injured, despite one finger being mauled and a third of the other amputated. What I'm saying is even though it was quite obvious which fingers were injured, nevertheless I had to write my initials on that hand to say "yes, this hand, the one with the middle finger that looks like raw steak and the ring finger that is now the shortest finger on the hand."

    • @autoantics
      @autoantics Před 7 měsíci +32

      I think it would have been a better idea to write "NOT THIS ONE" on the good hand.

    • @krashd
      @krashd Před 7 měsíci +16

      I would have wrote "This little piggy went to market and is not expected to return, while that little piggy went "Wee wee wee, I've been mauled!"

    • @gameaddictgonewild4391
      @gameaddictgonewild4391 Před 7 měsíci +14

      What nails does the carpenter hate hitting?
      Fingernails

    • @SoulDelSol
      @SoulDelSol Před 7 měsíci +2

      What if the nurse misunderstood instructions from surgeon and you were supposed to initial the good hand

    • @SoulDelSol
      @SoulDelSol Před 7 měsíci +3

      ​@@autoanticsbut then the word NOT might be rubbed off from sweat or covered by his sleeve and all they'd see is "this one!"

  • @drbettyschueler3235
    @drbettyschueler3235 Před 7 měsíci +606

    I have a number of horror stories, involving hospitals, but I'll just mention this one incident. I broke my left arm. It was an oblique, complete fracture, up by my shoulder. At the same time, I had some serious heart problems so I was sent to the cardiac unit. A nurse put a big sign, above my bed, saying my left arm was fractured. A few hours later, a nurse came in and decided I needed to sit up in bed. Without a thought, she grabbed my broken arm to shift me up into a sitting position, ripping my motor cuff. It has been almost 20 years and I still can't lift my arm up very far as the rotor cuff injury was never treated.

    • @jeremygalloway1348
      @jeremygalloway1348 Před 7 měsíci +79

      Hopefully you sued

    • @damiendagamer
      @damiendagamer Před 7 měsíci +18

      did you sue the nurse

    • @drbettyschueler3235
      @drbettyschueler3235 Před 7 měsíci +183

      @@jeremygalloway1348 No, I didn't sue. I had stage 4 breast cancer and heart failure and my husband had dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Stress was the last thing we needed. My husband did eventually pass but I'm still here, and still trying to avoid stress.

    • @SuperVstech
      @SuperVstech Před 7 měsíci +28

      ​@@drbettyschueler3235bless your heart!

    • @arthas640
      @arthas640 Před 7 měsíci +95

      One time I went in for a biopsy on a nyphnode in my neck and some dude came in with a razor and said he was going to shave me and I was like "wut" and he asked me to lift my gown so he could shave me and I was again like "you fuckin WHAT" and I told him I was there for a biopsy not surgery on my junk and he double checked my chart and then left. Thank God the ball shaver came in before the anesthesiologist or I'd have woken up with a very strange surprise.

  • @floria2133
    @floria2133 Před 7 měsíci +21

    My step mom has been through the ringer. She went in for a simple outpatient surgery and the anesthesiologist stabbed through her larynx while intubating her. She was still sent home, got a massive infection, had to have emergency surgery and get put in an induced coma so they could do more surgeries and leave her intubated, then she was finally extubated and they found more holes they had missed. She was in the hospital for over a month. She still needed a g tube placed, that got infected, now she’s struggling to find someone to remove the g tube because that’s usually done in the hospital but she was discharged with it.
    This is all after she had cervical cancer last year.

  • @mrjones2721
    @mrjones2721 Před 7 měsíci +15

    When I had major surgery last week, the anesthetist told me there would be “a tape across your forehead monitoring your brainwaves.” They don’t eff around nowadays-they make damn sure you’re not conscious.

  • @185MDE
    @185MDE Před 7 měsíci +677

    As soon as you said “there was a surgery with 300% death rate” I was like I KNOW ABOUT THAT ONE because Joe talked about it before.

    • @elijaheumags5060
      @elijaheumags5060 Před 7 měsíci +27

      Wait... Wasn't that 300% mortality surgery anecdotal? What I have heard is that the whole story about that surgery was told by doctors and colleagues who hated Dr. Liston both because of his general attitude towards them and the fact that he was quick in his surgery. No evidence regarding the fact that the surgery took place was found, at least, from what I've searched.

    • @Meeckle
      @Meeckle Před 7 měsíci +1

      Me too🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • @WizardClipAudio
      @WizardClipAudio Před 7 měsíci +3

      I’ve heard many content creators bring it up. The story is among the greatest epic fails, ever.

    • @henrythegreatamerican8136
      @henrythegreatamerican8136 Před 7 měsíci

      The number one medical mistake of all time happened a few decades ago when doctors decided to let Donald Trump leave his mother's womb alive!

    • @PneumaticFrog
      @PneumaticFrog Před 7 měsíci +2

      Joe rogan

  • @cannibalbananas
    @cannibalbananas Před 7 měsíci +302

    Being awake but the doctors thinking you're still under is a real fear of mine. I have to have more sedative than most because it doesn't affect me correctly, ie. I was given 3 shots during a wisdom tooth removal because I could start feeling what was happening; it just kept wearing off quickly. I also started feeling it at the end of a c-section when they were starting to sew me up, and I had a spinal. Anywhoo, it's why I always ask to remain awake - so I can tell the doctor when I start to feel pain.

    • @Shakis87
      @Shakis87 Před 7 měsíci +15

      do you have ginger hair? anesthetic doesn't work as well on gingers apparently

    • @cannibalbananas
      @cannibalbananas Před 7 měsíci +8

      @@Shakis87 I do not, but now you make me want to ask my brother-in-law if he has any issues w/ anesthetic.

    • @mycosys
      @mycosys Před 7 měsíci +25

      Anaesthetic insensitivity is really common in Hypermobility syndromes. I have woken up 2ce during twilight sedation surgery (and remembered) - fwiw it was kinda fun. was joking with the doctors, high as a kite. Also had no idea dentistry wasnt supposed to hurt til my 30s when i found about about the insensitivity - now i just ask for double to start.

    • @cannibalbananas
      @cannibalbananas Před 7 měsíci +22

      @@mycosys They tried to sedate me as a kid cuz I had excess teeth they were removing - but I never went fully under. I remember feeling my leg sliding off the chair & kept picking it up which bumped their tray, and my field of vision was a circle, so it looked like everyone was in a washing machine. They let me fully wake up and told my mom they were just going to numb my mouth instead. And I do have hypermobility. Learn something new everyday - thank you :)

    • @vlmellody51
      @vlmellody51 Před 7 měsíci +4

      I have ginger hair, and I woke up during my thyroid surgery.

  • @silvercandra4275
    @silvercandra4275 Před 7 měsíci +23

    Two years ago, I had to have 4 wisdom teeth removed in a surgery.
    There was an issue though... if you've had that type of surgery, you know they keep you like, half awake, only numbing you, and administering this stuff that puts you into a half asleep state...
    Yeah, the second part of that didn't work.
    And I have some really really bad trauma related to dentistry.
    I ended up being wide awake and entirely conscious for the whole thing, listening to the doctors and nurses bitching about "why do they always have to get the anxiety patients" until the one keeping track of my vitals finally spoke up and just said "I think we should stop."
    Out of 4 of those teeth, they removed one, because the idiots didn't want to listen to me when I told them I have trauma related to this stuff, and that the anesthesia they wanted to use wouldn't work.
    Safe to say, my trauma got a _teensy tiny little bit_ worse from that.
    I don't want to imagine what more invasive surgeries are like, if you have to be awake for them...

    • @SilveniumTheDrifter
      @SilveniumTheDrifter Před 4 měsíci

      Mine had to keep telling me to stop talking/trying to talk when I was getting over half of my teeth surgically removed. Lol.
      The same thing happened to me during my tooth removal, though there were quite a few more teeth involved, and it was quite a bit more invasive!

    • @lesliehyde
      @lesliehyde Před 3 měsíci

      I had 23 of 23 teeth pulled in about 3 hours using the following for anesthesia and "anesthesia"- 20 vials of novocaine for my top teeth (half went in the roof of my mouth...... yes I screamed till I couldn't anymore) and the other half at strategic points on the cheek sides of the teeth, and the last 10 went in strategic points around my lower jaw along with holding my at the time service dog while she was doing deep pressure therapy (she passed away at the end of March 2020, rip sweet cookie girl). I did follow the oral medication protocol that my pain management provider gave me three days before having all the extractions of- 2 15mg morphine tablets and 1 2mg of klonopin tablets (yup, I was high as a kite but my pain management provider did reach out to the dentist about it, so he was cool with it, lol).
      Afterwards, the dentist and his assistant were apparently a bit hearing impaired as they both said that their ears were ringing, but the dentist said that he would rather have someone who screams but keeps their head still as opposed to the opposite.
      Come to think of it, any time (most often for nail issues with my feet, so by my foot dr) I have had lidocaine for local anesthesia, I always get told that I can scream as much as I need to but whatever I do, keep whatever part is being numbed, still/don't move.
      Eta- yes, I have Sjogrens syndrome which led to my teeth being wrecked from dry mouth although many of my meds didn't help matters.

  • @ZER0--
    @ZER0-- Před 6 měsíci +16

    I remember a documentary of a woman who had an operation and she didn't get the anesthetic and experienced the whole two hours of the operation in extreme pain. What was worse is that she went back to had a second operation, and unbelievably it happened again. She was so damaged by the experience she couldn't leave her house. I've never forgot it. Sort of haunts me.

  • @AboutThatTime420
    @AboutThatTime420 Před 7 měsíci +188

    My appendix ruptured when I was like 10. It's usually like a 1/2 day thing. In and out the hospital. Well, my appendix fully ruptured. Collapsed one of my lungs. It was bad. They kept me in the hospital for a few days but what confused all of the doctors was that my condition was getting worse. I wasn't healing like I should. When an appendix ruptures, it floods the body with fluids and bad things can happen. Usually you'll get pumped with antibiotics and heal up, but I was slowly getting worse. I was in the hospital for over 2 weeks. Doctors were basically taking turns trying to figure out why I wasn't healing, but getting worse. Finally, after like 2 weeks, either a nurse or doctor noticed that I was listed as weighing some like 45 lbs in body weight. (They weigh you so they know how much medication dosage to give you) Turns out when they weighed me, someone made a huge mistake and wrote down like half of what my weight actually was. So I was being severly underdosed. When they figured this out I was healed up in a couple of days and discharged. I was still pretty rough though, they put an IV in my arm, so I had an IV at home for like a week. It sucked. In the end, my medical bills were covered by the hospital.

    • @falconeshield
      @falconeshield Před 7 měsíci +39

      2 weeks?? That was enough to risk septic condition! You got really lucky!

    • @yippee8570
      @yippee8570 Před 7 měsíci +4

      Blimey

    • @chiaracoetzee
      @chiaracoetzee Před 7 měsíci +32

      Most likely unit confusion. You probably weighed 45 kg (99 lbs) which is typical for a larger 10-year-old and they wrote down 45 lbs instead. Their scale may have been accidentally changed to a different unit setting without anyone realizing it.

    • @Tasby12
      @Tasby12 Před 7 měsíci +1

      Bills covered? Was that their way of begging your family not to sue them?

    • @ZeroTimesZero
      @ZeroTimesZero Před 7 měsíci +5

      @@chiaracoetzee that's a really good theory. But is that possible with a non digital scale? As I'm assuming this happened to them years ago. And if it was America, we almost never used metric for weight.

  • @Andrewbreeze316
    @Andrewbreeze316 Před 7 měsíci +245

    I’m so glad I got my cancer surgery last year BEFORE watching this video lmao. I would’ve definitely had more anxiety going into it lmao

    • @biazacha
      @biazacha Před 7 měsíci +17

      Hope things are going better for you now Andrew

    • @clairenewberry9957
      @clairenewberry9957 Před 2 měsíci

      I made the mistake of watching this before my spinal tap 😭

  • @HEXDRIX
    @HEXDRIX Před 7 měsíci +10

    To add a crucial detail to the 2nd story, one of the doctors put in an order for a very strong memory loss agent, allegedly to prevent him from having too much trauma. They also undersold their mistake to the family. This did not work, as you stated he battled with even remembering it happening, often questioning both his own traumatic memories and what was told to him and his kin.
    Turns out you can't just chemically forget life-altering trauma.

  • @jessicablackman4866
    @jessicablackman4866 Před 7 měsíci +10

    I'm a triplet, so my mother had to undergo a c-section. The anesthesiologist missed her spinal cord when doing her spinal block, and hit a vein. She was rendered unconscious temporarily, but when she came to, she was paralyzed by the medication, but wasn't properly numb. She said she felt them cut her open from hip to hip. They didn't realize it until she started seizing. They managed to get her spinal block fixed, and all 3 of us out, but not before some of the anesthesia got into my sister's system through the umbilical cord. They had to really work to get her to start breathing. Thankfully, (and miraculously) all 4 of us survived mostly unscathed. Mama has some permanent nerve damage, though.

  • @michaelstoliker971
    @michaelstoliker971 Před 7 měsíci +57

    I'm old, really old. I had cataracts that were making it dangerous for me to drive at night. I called it having a case of the greys which wasn't too much a problem on bright days, but at night, a bright light coming at me washed out my vision completely. So I got lens replacement surgery and problem solved. However, the surgery didn't go completely without issue. The first eye was done and nothing to report. The second eye was a little different. For this surgery, they sedate the patient, but they don't put you completely out. Now I'm a little bit nervous about people doing anything near my eyes and I might have threatened the doctor with violence if I woke up during surgery. So of course I woke up during the surgery. I couldn't see anything, but knew to be very careful with a doctor working on my eyes. So I spoke up saying I wasn't feeling particularly sedated. The doctor just said "I'm almost done, so just relax." I guess I was sedated enough that it made sense to me so I just waited for him to finish up. Fortunately there was no problem.

    • @StarSailor1343
      @StarSailor1343 Před 3 měsíci

      Man, that sounds scary!! Glad everything worked out though. How are the new eyes treating you?

    • @michaelstoliker971
      @michaelstoliker971 Před 3 měsíci +2

      @@StarSailor1343 The new lens are great. I haven't needed a new lens prescription in over three years.

  • @matthewoconnell4700
    @matthewoconnell4700 Před 7 měsíci +110

    When I was 27 I went to the doctors twice and the hospital three times with chest pain and shortness of breath, the first doctors visit they told me it was panic attacks, every subsequent visit to doctors or hospital they read my history and went with panic attacks, two weeks after my last visit I nearly died of a heart attack.

    • @iamcleaver6854
      @iamcleaver6854 Před 7 měsíci +3

      Heart attack at 27? Were you overweight?

    • @diyeana
      @diyeana Před 7 měsíci +55

      ​@@iamcleaver6854you don't have to be old or overweight to have a congenital (from birth) heart defect that causes your heart to fail.

    • @matthewoconnell4700
      @matthewoconnell4700 Před 7 měsíci +38

      @@iamcleaver6854 nope, birth defect.

    • @biazacha
      @biazacha Před 7 měsíci +24

      @@matthewoconnell4700 birth defects are scary cause you usually only catch one when something goes wrong - my older sister was born with weak lungs and we only know it now cause she caught COVID and it was pretty bad… she’s a doctor herself and yet we had no idea.

    • @matthewoconnell4700
      @matthewoconnell4700 Před 7 měsíci +15

      @biazacha yeah I had no idea either, I just started feeling ill for about a year, it got worse until I started struggling for breath, felt like I was breathing but it wasn't working, really hard to explain, but I knew something was wrong, like I said in post I went to the doctors who just said it was panic attacks, which I knew wasn't right I don't think I've ever panicked in my life lol. It got worse over the next few weeks, triedthe hospital, doctors again, no one would listen and because the first doctor had put panic attacks on my record they just assumed that was the issue. Like I say two weeks after the last visit full blown heart attack.

  • @davidallen803
    @davidallen803 Před 7 měsíci +10

    This also happens in Dentistry. During my first rootcanal the seditave wore off, the Dentist didn't notice, but her assistant did. Mouth wide open can't say anything, but my eye's said it all with tear running down the side of my face in agony, until the second shot made it all go away.

  • @thezuguprojectANTHONYALBANESE
    @thezuguprojectANTHONYALBANESE Před 7 měsíci +13

    My stepfather went through an entire Achilles Tendon reattachment surgery while being awake and fully aware, he was out enough that he couldn't move or tell the surgeons that he could feel everything......it was a nightmare that still haunts him today.

  • @Nefville
    @Nefville Před 7 měsíci +56

    In March I had surgery on my right inner ear to fix a spasming muscle problem. It took 2 years to get it diagnosed. However a few days before surgery in the pre-op phone call they mentioned in an offhand comment fixing the issue with my _left_ ear. Except.... the issue was in the right ear. They were so sure it was the left that I actually had to convince and assure them it was 100% the right ear. Somehow the mistake made it so far they actually had to delay the procedure to set it up again for the right ear. Idk if it was a close call but it felt like it. It was a success btw.

    • @DDoubleEDouble
      @DDoubleEDouble Před 6 měsíci +3

      can I ask what your symptoms were? I have TMJ problems, sinus issues, ear fullness, random ear “flutters” and I’m wondering if (at least a part of) it might be to do with the muscle in my inner ear?

    • @citrus_sweet
      @citrus_sweet Před 6 měsíci +3

      My mother is a doctor. I came to her because I suddenly couldn't hear after a very long rainstorm (our region doesn't rain a lot) and ear pain. She said it didn't seem like a problem. Cut to a week and a half later when a dime sized SCOBY covered in black spores falls out of my ear before I tell her again that I should probably go get it checked. All that ear pain for prescription medication that literally cost only 12 dollars tho LOL like come on 🙄

  • @chrisblake4198
    @chrisblake4198 Před 7 měsíci +70

    The number of things hospitals and medical care have done in recent years to improve reliability and reduce errors is pretty remarkable. It may be annoying but there's a good reason they ask you to verify your date of birth several times when you're getting your blood drawn, or before an XRay. They make sure you are who you're supposed to be, and that each of those tubes is correctly labeled as being tied to you so they're handled correctly. Same thing if you're admitted each time they give you medications.

    • @snugglemuffins762
      @snugglemuffins762 Před 6 měsíci +3

      I drew blood for work and asking to repeat date of birth became second nature to me and I’d forget if I even asked it some times
      But once out of my 5 years at the place I did actually have the wrong patient cause I walked into the next room, a bit embarrassing but saved me from drawing the wrong patient

  • @tiffanymarie9750
    @tiffanymarie9750 Před 7 měsíci +21

    My PCOS got misdiagnosed as "just being fat" lol dude seriously believed agonizing period pain that made me faint was because of my weight and didn't even consider that both could be symptoms of something else.

    • @darcieclements4880
      @darcieclements4880 Před 3 měsíci +3

      If I had a nickel for every time I hear that one...

    • @juliee593
      @juliee593 Před měsícem +3

      Hot take. Even if it was caused by being overweight, first of all you check for other possibilities, and second, you still give the patient a solution instead of just calling them fat.

    • @angrybidoof847
      @angrybidoof847 Před měsícem +1

      You could go in with a broken leg, like bone sticking out of your leg and they jump to you're fat lol before even looking at the bone.
      Pro tip: ask them to put it on your record that you suggested (insert thing you think it might be) and they refused to test for it (or just that they refused further investigation) .
      They tend to change their tune when it's written down and useable as evidence

  • @jjsmama401
    @jjsmama401 Před 5 měsíci +5

    The stories of people undergoing surgery and being paralyzed but feeling everything is the worst thing I can imagine.

  • @kohanrains776
    @kohanrains776 Před 7 měsíci +36

    14:54 i love that their reasoning for be skeptical about anesthesia is "if the body doesnt feel a wound can it heal it the same?" And not "well we dont exactly know how the stuff works we just know it does"

  • @deboracopeland4795
    @deboracopeland4795 Před 7 měsíci +10

    Woke up during a surgery and tried to sit up. Have to say my last surgery was amazing the dr removed a 20 pound tumor. It was in muscle, spine etc It took him hours. How did the tumor get that big you ask. For months, almost a year I went to the dr every month and was told I had anxiety. Women are often gaslighted in medicine. I kept telling them there is something really wrong with me. Finally went to the ER and they did a scan. I asked them if an X-ray would have seen it and they said yes. The reason I asked is because I had asked for an X-ray and said I would pay for it. I was refused.

  • @AlphaAchilles
    @AlphaAchilles Před 7 měsíci +7

    I may be on this list soon. I’ve been to the VA hospital over 9 times for the same symptoms and they keep telling me it’s “stress” when I know good and damn well it’s not. Having heart palpitations and my heart rate jumping up to 160 bpm for no reason. Usually when I’m asleep and it wakes me up. I’ll probably die due to this and then their hindsight will be enlightening.

  • @spiceninja
    @spiceninja Před 7 měsíci +10

    A few months ago I shaved my head and ended up in the hospital with a bad strep infection in my scalp. My head was swollen but a few days of IV antibiotics saved me. Crazy to think that if that happened by chance just 100 years ago you’d be dead and there was no way to help.

    • @juliee593
      @juliee593 Před měsícem +2

      And your tombstone would say "died from bald"

  • @zaco-km3su
    @zaco-km3su Před 7 měsíci +26

    Dr Robert Liston was not only fast but also cleaned his instruments and attire. That was rare. He was also one of the first surgeons that wanted to use anesthesia. There is a story about that. He also tried to avoid surgery as much as possible.
    Regarding the side of the brain story, for surgery you have to shave your hair. It didn't make any difference for her hairstyle.
    That hospital had issues though.

  • @WildernessExcursions
    @WildernessExcursions Před 7 měsíci +19

    Back in the early 90s, I woke up on the operating table while getting a small one foot section of my intestine removed. It was the worst pain imaginable before they were able to put me under again. More than 30 years later I remember it like it was yesterday.

  • @BluegrassKnight
    @BluegrassKnight Před 7 měsíci +15

    I have a family member who, woke up during a surgery and he said it was horrible, he still has stress and dreams about it! I can only imagine that feeling of something painfully in your body moving around and I truly feel for anyone who has went through this! I think I'd rather just stay completely awake and able to communicate, rather than this happening me, also there are a lot more medical mishaps than people know about, many more!

  • @Sullivancohen
    @Sullivancohen Před 6 měsíci +4

    I received multiple misdiagnosises over about 10 years for the same issue, from multiple doctors. Was put on multiple medications I never needed for conditions I never had. One of the big things they kept hammering on me was, because of my symptoms, it must have been an STD of some sort, but I was a virgin until my 20s. They didn't believe me when I said I was a virgin. Only in 2022 did I finally see a doctor who figured out what I had, (lichen sclerosis) she is the best doctor I've ever seen and one of very few who not only made me feel seen and heard but restored my faith in doctors in general as well.
    I'm just thankful it was never anything life threatening. Its still a condition I will have for the rest of my life, but finally knowing what it is has helped immensely.

  • @jackalovski1
    @jackalovski1 Před 7 měsíci +47

    This makes me feel better about loosing both my parents to misdiagnosis but 1.1% defect rate is too high. Like, I was in A&E last moths after an overdose and there were more than 100 people in the waiting room, statistically at least one of those people should have had a mistake.

    • @danielleburke87
      @danielleburke87 Před 7 měsíci +4

      Hope u get clean buddy I've been clean since 6-14-21. I've overdosed 5 times and was an addict for over 6 years. It is possible and u can be the 1/10 that get clean.

    • @yallprettysus
      @yallprettysus Před 6 měsíci +3

      Yeah, but somehow his math is off 😅 36mio to 100'000 isn't 1.1% its 0.27% (which is also crazy high)

  • @iceman5413
    @iceman5413 Před 7 měsíci +18

    When I was 15 I broke my ankle. Doctor asked if I wanted to go to sleep or watch it. I obviously chose to watch!
    They paralyzed my legs from the waist down. After a few minutes, the operating doc came in and asked me to touch his hand with my foot. Leg didn't move. He looked very worried. I panicked. Then the nurse came in (my friends aunt) laughing. It was a gag. We all laughed. Watched my surgery with morbid fascination.
    What a great day :)

  • @emmettobrian1874
    @emmettobrian1874 Před 7 měsíci +9

    Your brain is like an iPhone, you can open it up and fix it, but you're not supposed to.

    • @DrunkenUFOPilot
      @DrunkenUFOPilot Před 7 měsíci +2

      Now there's a quote I'm keeping in my notes!
      Especially since years ago I had written 3D graphics software for neurosurgery planning. It is amazing what we humans can do!

  • @landiahillfarm6590
    @landiahillfarm6590 Před 7 měsíci +7

    I started working at the hospital associated with Ophthalmologist the fomaldehyde story about a year after it had taken place. I can tell you that now almost 40 years on, it is still being used a a classic case study on OR procedures and why they must be performed meticulously.

  • @2nuts4cars
    @2nuts4cars Před 7 měsíci +46

    I had umbilical hernia surgery, and in that surgery, you are 1/2 under and need to communicate, well I was fully awake and aware, they didn't believe me at first so I started to describe everything they were doing. They panicked and tried to finish by adding local lidocaine and unfortunately mixed up the stitches using the dissolving ones on the outside and the normal ones inside. A YEAR later they had to use the electric scalpel to go back in cutting the built-up scar tissue to cut them out, using only local lidocaine this time...

    • @katscratchfever3506
      @katscratchfever3506 Před 6 měsíci

      I had umbilical hernia surgery just a few months ago and I was 100% asleep 😮

  • @mycosys
    @mycosys Před 7 měsíci +28

    A friend of mine was the son of a doctor, a molecular biologist himself. When he went in to have his kidney removed (cancer, sadly he dint make it, he was one of the best people) he marked himself with a sharpie and wrote "OPEN OTHER SIDE" on the side he wanted to keep XD

  • @AngryAnt0
    @AngryAnt0 Před 7 měsíci +9

    The brain story was the first time I've actually shouted out at my PC "oh god" in a very long time (I think the last being a teenager and told to go look something up).
    Medicine has come such a long way, simple things that they do now are considered science fiction from years gone. I actually used to work in a hospital in my early 20s and so knew alot even as a very low grade ward support, but found out for instance when they now do surgery around the brain, they will put the skull into your stomach, so that when they come back to eventually replace it, it wont be rejected by the body.
    To add to the horror stories, I sadly lost a cousin a few years ago, he had a blood clot in the leg, was given thinning drugs and it sadly went to his heart and needed an operation. It has a small chance of the clot moving up to the brain, no one decided to monitor it as the chance was so low.. I'll let you guess where it went.

  • @BrianJones-wk8cx
    @BrianJones-wk8cx Před 6 měsíci +5

    “You can’t heal if you don’t feel.” … Brilliant! And on a more serious note, I really appreciate the tempering of potential hysteria by noting the prevalence of these types of errors. I also want to echo the smooth transition to the sponsor spot-we as patients are all our own best advocates. It’s easy to surrender your health to highly trained professionals, but the doctor’s office is the last place you want to go on autopilot. It’s your health-actively engage, ask questions, and don’t be shy about obtaining clarity and the answers you need before any procedure. Take a trusted friend/loved one in with you to serve as another set of eyes, ears, and inquiry. Take notes. Study up before appointments. As an individual disabled with chronic illness, I can attest to both the cost and the reward of taking ownership of your care. It’s not always easy, but you’re always worth the struggle. Not to say that any of these errors are the patient’s fault, mind you, just a gentle “yes, and …” to Joe’s suggestion. Great work, as always, Joe!

  • @CogitoNM
    @CogitoNM Před 7 měsíci +18

    I got a tooth pulled when I was a kid and the anesthesia was sufficient only to immobilize me. I could only feel pain and cry. Great experience, absolutely no trauma. Totally don't have a thing about dentist 30 years later.

  • @remmiedoesvr532
    @remmiedoesvr532 Před 7 měsíci +9

    I had an emergency appendectomy a few months ago and lo and behold I woke up during surgery! I couldnt move or speak but I could feel and hear everything. Hurt like hell but it didnt last long so no trauma.

  • @alextheasparagus6675
    @alextheasparagus6675 Před 7 měsíci +16

    This just reminded me of Macchiarini, a surgeon in Sweden who implanted synthetic tracheae (that didn't work) into people, and the patients suffered a lot (some might even have died idk). He was like, a top surgeon and the hospital was like, "omg this is the best recruitment EVER", even though they'd been warned about him being a fraud. Anyways he was convicted and his articles redacted. Medical malpractise deluxe.

    • @nikmohamed5906
      @nikmohamed5906 Před 6 měsíci +1

      theres a tv series and netflix documentary called Dr Death recently. Absolutely evil surgeon

  • @joz6683
    @joz6683 Před 7 měsíci +5

    Samuel Pepys had a bladder stone removed in 1658, the size of a tennis ball. In the past, surgeons were stoundingly quick with the only thing the surgeon could do to mitigate the agony was to operate as quickly as possible. Frère Jacques was said to have cut 20 patients an hour in Paris in the 1670s; William Cheselden's record was for an operation was 54 seconds.

  • @LackofPants
    @LackofPants Před 7 měsíci +25

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention the Antarctic surgeon who had to remove his own appendix back in the 60s. I think you’ve talked about it before but it fits with this video’s theme.

    • @drunkpunkrat5764
      @drunkpunkrat5764 Před 7 měsíci +2

      Leonid Rogozov! It takes guts to dig in your own guts.

  • @BrianBorawski
    @BrianBorawski Před 7 měsíci +6

    That is the reported error rate. I have had multiple surgeries where they had to be repeated or revised, they were never reported as mistakes.
    Due to pseudocholerersteae deficiency, been awake during surgery and paralyzed multiple times. Significant PTSD from that.
    One time they mixed two meds and almost killed me, no one took responsibility. Too many doctors cover for one another rather than focusing on fixes because of the risk of lawsuits.

    • @pourcelaine
      @pourcelaine Před 7 měsíci

      Waking up during surgery is one of my biggest fears in life. How did you find out that you had a exuberant deficiency and that’s what caused the problem? I’m so so sorry you went through that trauma. Absolutely inexcusable.

  • @lilactie9
    @lilactie9 Před 6 měsíci +4

    I had a total of 3 oral surgeries, the first of which was to get my bottom wisdom teeth out because they were blocking my 12 year molars (I was close to turning 13 at the time). It was supposed to be an hour and a half at most, but it went on for over 3, and at the hour and a half mark I woke up while they were still operating. They didn’t put me back to sleep, so I had to just sit there with them operating in my mouth for close to 2 hours but it felt like it was going on forever. I felt everything they were doing in there, and they weren’t even able to get one of the teeth out because it wasn’t really tooth shaped yet and they couldn’t get a grip on it. The next surgery was a short(er) one a few months later to put some brackets on the molars to help lift them up, and they didn’t put me under and used local anesthetic. It was probably 30 minutes but the surgeon was telling her assistants about how I was the worst case she had ever seen, and was talking about how there was blood all over and that she had to remove some bone/jaw to try and get the tooth she hadn’t even been able to get out. So that was very fun

  • @thexadgaming
    @thexadgaming Před 7 měsíci +3

    10:05, the section about the wrong blood type. In 1966 my Great-Grandmother died when she was given the wrong blood type during a surgery.

  • @marcopohl4875
    @marcopohl4875 Před 7 měsíci +12

    Can you imagine what the anesthetiologist in story 3 most have felt like. You knew that something was wrong before everyone else, but after it was to late to do anything about it. I would never be able to practice medicine again after that.

  • @stefani.m.1987
    @stefani.m.1987 Před 7 měsíci +28

    My dad had a heart attack on November 21st. He went to the ER that day, and the doctor told him he has a 15% chance of having a heart attack in the next ten years, but shouldn’t be concerned about it happening any time soon. Literally, word for word, that’s what he said. That night, a massive heart attack killed him. 💔🥺 I’m angry, he was only 51, my mom is widowed, my family and all of their friends are still grieving. I feel that was a major failure by the health care system, on a man who never wanted to go to the doctor, so we knew it had to be serious when he did, just to be brushed off like he was. 🥺😔

    • @shelby8101
      @shelby8101 Před 7 měsíci +4

      I’m so sorry. My dad is 58 and absolutely despises going to the doc. He’s had multiple (small and major ) heart attacks since he was in his 30s. It’s so terrifying thinking he could go anytime. He has meds that supposedly help. I assumed they do since he’s still here.. your comment made me so sad because I feel that could easily have been my story too. I hope this doesn’t come off the wrong way I don’t always know how to phrase things. But my heart goes out to you

    • @stefani.m.1987
      @stefani.m.1987 Před 7 měsíci +2

      ⁠​⁠@@shelby8101I am the same way, I don’t always articulate my thoughts like I want to, and I worry things may not be received as intended, so no worries. I’m sure it is very scary and I’m sorry you have that fear💔 My dad had never been diagnosed with any heart issue, and even at the ER the day, they basically told him his heart was fine, by saying what they had said. So he went home and that night, told my mom his jaw hurt (she knew right away what that meant, because it’s a big sign!), then collapsed. She’s a nurse so she started CPR (though being a nurse and at home doesn’t really matter at that point😔) and called for help, but it was so instant. By the time I got there (I live an hour away), and was finally told that he didn’t make it, it literally drops you to your knees, but after you stand there for what seems like minutes trying wake up from what must be an awful nightmare. 💔😔 I hate it so very much and still doesn’t seem real. So I absolutely understand why it would scare you, and knowing that it could happen. I’m so sorry and, though I don’t know you, I truly hope your dad never experiences the big one, and that you don’t have to experience that traumatic loss. It’s just awful, wouldn’t want it for anyone. Thank you for being so sweet! It’s been an emotional time. I share more than I normally would. 💔🤍

    • @ArtisChronicles
      @ArtisChronicles Před 6 měsíci +1

      That's probably my future

    • @VantaDraws
      @VantaDraws Před 5 měsíci

      God, that’s awful. I hope your family are slowly doing better, this sort of thing is never fair. Wishing you all well

  • @Reinvention2-qo2tw
    @Reinvention2-qo2tw Před 7 měsíci +12

    I just had a chemo port put into my chest for cancer treatment. I found out at the last minute that I would be awake. I was terrified, but is was actually great! I felt nothing, and kept telling the doctors what a great job they were doing. 😂

  • @AZREDFERN
    @AZREDFERN Před 6 měsíci +3

    I’ve been conscious for 2 surgeries. First when they were sewing my tongue and lips back on after an accident, and second when my wisdom teeth were being removed. I let them know the second time I have an anesthesia resistance, and it still happened. I could feel as they shattered the tooth and were extracting the pieces. It really didn’t bother me, and I have an extremely high tolerance for pain. More like a threshold where it doesn’t hurt past a certain point. I did develop hemophobia after the first accident, to the point where I can’t hunt anymore, or donate blood without blacking out before getting to the chair.

  • @basementdwellercosplay
    @basementdwellercosplay Před 7 měsíci +15

    As a teen i had my wisdom teeth removed and i was so scared that I'd be awake during it that i started having a panic attack as the doctor explained it to me. Thankfully they were nice and my mom and the nurse helped calm me down. I was so scared of being awake in surgery it took me 30 minutes to calm down of the doctor explaining it wasnt extremely unlikely to happen.
    I didnt have any problems during surgery but in a checkup i mentioned that i had really bad pain left side of my front bottom teeth. Turns out the bone wax used to help heal my jaw had moved down through a vein and stuck where i was hurting. They removed it in the offices procedure room after numbing my mouth and i had no problems after that.

  • @czarcoma
    @czarcoma Před 7 měsíci +9

    I had this personal training client that told me about a similar thing that happened to her when she had an ankle surgery. She was paralyzed but she was FULLY conscious. I was so horrified i didn't date to ask her any more details like if she sued. After that ordeal she never got any of the subsequent surgeries that would have fully corrected her leg. She opted to just make the best of what she had and got physical training just to function.

  • @Derpysaur
    @Derpysaur Před 6 měsíci +4

    I'd like to add something to the second one you talked about the one with the paralysis that you might have missed.
    The reason why he was so tortured with the feelings was because the hospital gaslighted him into believing it didn't happen, this is probably because admitting it would also be admitting guilt. But the main problem with that was that the medication that they gave him after they found out he was not unconscious made him forget pieces of what happened. that being paired with what the doctors were directly telling him drove him crazy, they made him think that something that he knew happened and trauma that he went through wasn't real, and made him think he was crazy and that's what drove him to suicide. If the hospital would have just admitted what they did he could have been able to get treatment for his trauma or even just have concrete proof that it happened and that he wasn't crazy or something, there's a very strong possibility that his life would have not ended that way, and that's why the hospital was sued. And they 100% deserved it, they valued their image more than that person's life.

  • @bread9173
    @bread9173 Před 6 měsíci +3

    My ortho surgeon putting in hardware for my broken ankle made me confirm the correct ankle and him and the team themselves checked more than 5 times with me before surgery. I honestly lost count lol. Marked my correct side too. Even though I still had a splint on, it was very thorough and nice to know they take care in knowing and double checking.

  • @sidlives2672
    @sidlives2672 Před 7 měsíci +17

    When I was having surgery on my eye, they asked me multiple times along the way to confirm which eye was being operated on. Many, many times. And another thing while they were performing the surgery was that I was somewhat aware of what was going on. I thought I was verbalizing the ow, ow, ow and did feel the tugging at my eye. Not a lot of pain as they did also use a local to minimize the general they were using.

    • @jmelande4937
      @jmelande4937 Před 7 měsíci +2

      Most Eye surgery is done with light sedation only. This should have been explained by your anesthesia team BEFORE the surgery

    • @sidlives2672
      @sidlives2672 Před 7 měsíci +1

      @@jmelande4937 They may have mentioned that. But I wasn't exactly paying that close attention to what they were saying due to the stress of the situation. As I said, there wasn't any pain due to the local they administered, so this was clearly not the same situation that the patient that only had the paralytic. It also reminds me of when I had my wisdom teeth removed. One of the teeth needed to be split in order to be removed and I could feel the reverberations in my head when the tooth split. Again, no pain due to the local, but it was a bit disconcerting.

  • @bootblacking
    @bootblacking Před 7 měsíci +24

    I screamed multiple times during this vid. This should have been your Halloween vid! I remember hearing a fairly recent interview with someone who endured a surgery while paralyzed but awake, he has severe PTSD now.

    • @douggaudiosi14
      @douggaudiosi14 Před 7 měsíci +5

      I doubt you've ever screamed at a youtube video stop being so damn over dramatic

    • @Thurgosh_OG
      @Thurgosh_OG Před 7 měsíci +4

      You appear to have a very extreme reaction to this, perhaps you need to seek medical help, with a phycologist. People shouldn't be screaming in reactions to medical stories where they don't even go into gory details about what happened.

  • @KristenRowenPliske
    @KristenRowenPliske Před 7 měsíci +4

    I remember when they started marking the limbs meant for removal. It was always protocol to have the patient identify themself and what procedure they were having before they were taken to surgery, but actually marking the limb only happened maybe 15-20 years ago. It had probably been in the bigger hospitals downtown for a while before it got to our smaller hospital. It’s Usually done in the presence of the surgeon and a lot of times the patient was given the marker themself to write on their own body.

  • @drewherbi
    @drewherbi Před 7 měsíci +3

    I was in vetmed for a few years, countless spay and neuters, mlp "knee" surgeries, mass removals, removing intestinal blockages, emergency c-sections.... I learned a lot of anatomy on cats and dogs, learned to do wound care, sutures (on silicone, dont worry, techs aren't learning on your pet) and if I weren't 36, Id go for my EMT certification

  • @ghosttheoremproductions5469
    @ghosttheoremproductions5469 Před 7 měsíci +6

    I woke up in the middle of an operation. That's how I found out I'm resistant to anesthesia. Zero out of five stars - Do not recommend.

  • @eddiedonlin8936
    @eddiedonlin8936 Před 7 měsíci +9

    Almost didn't make it through the first 5 minutes 🤮 - Cool video man!

  • @michaelangeloabarreto4588
    @michaelangeloabarreto4588 Před 7 měsíci +8

    I remember one time getting misdiagnosed by a doctor, and I correctly self diagnosed using WebMD. I was a tad upset because if I hadnt question it, it couldve turned bad.

  • @JerryFlowersIII
    @JerryFlowersIII Před 7 měsíci +4

    It's hard to imagine that the 300% surgery fatality was probably the least horrific story in this.

  • @lichsomething7881
    @lichsomething7881 Před 7 měsíci +8

    "No pain no gain."
    - some doctor back in time

  • @Chalepastel
    @Chalepastel Před 7 měsíci +23

    I got a surgery to get one of my wisdom tooth taken out and the anesthesia wore off and I had to endure like 40 minutes of my lips getting ripped apart by the thing to keep your mouth open and I felt how they were sawing off my root canal to take the tooth out. This happened like 15 something years ago but I will remember that pain for the rest of my life.

    • @Thurgosh_OG
      @Thurgosh_OG Před 7 měsíci +2

      They don't saw off your root canal, they use a small twisty wire thing to poke into the hole they've drilled and drag the root out by twisting the tool into the hole to grab the root. This can take multiple tries. I've had root canals a few times and never been more than numbed with the gum injections. Though I'm in the UK and they don't sedate or anesthetise for many dental things these days.

    • @Elora445
      @Elora445 Před 6 měsíci

      @@Thurgosh_OG
      Same here in Sweden. Awake all the time, only some numbing of the area. Had to take out one of my front teeth that had, for some reason, decided to go and die on me. Only, my tooth shattered when they pulled it out. So they had to dig out all the pieces of it - and there were a lot. At least there was no pain at all. Just felt weird.

    • @katscratchfever3506
      @katscratchfever3506 Před 6 měsíci +2

      Yes! Exactly the same for me. I’m a natural redhead so they didn’t use enough local or sedation. When I woke up mid-procedure, the lidocaine had also worn off and I was screaming. Absolutely traumatic.

  • @joshuakarr-BibleMan
    @joshuakarr-BibleMan Před 7 měsíci +3

    13:00
    This brain surgeon sketch is good.
    I saw it in its entirety, and it is worth watching.

  • @davemeise2192
    @davemeise2192 Před 7 měsíci +4

    A few years ago I went in to have arthroscopic surgery on my left ankle. I had to tell the nursing staff which ankle they needed to clean/disinfect as they began by starting to clean/disinfect my right ankle. I then had to tell the surgeon which ankle it was as he tried to examine the right ankle. Thankfully the Dr checked with the chart (paperwork) and saw it really was my left ankle. At that point I was put under. When I woke up I checked to confirm they did the surgery on the correct ankle.

  • @sebastian3450
    @sebastian3450 Před 7 měsíci +44

    your videos are genuinely one of the only things keeping me going nowadays. please never stop creating, you make life easier to deal with , even if it’s just with a youtube video. thank u for existing joe

    • @pm7734
      @pm7734 Před 7 měsíci +5

      Are you OK?

    • @StrilanGaming
      @StrilanGaming Před 7 měsíci

      @@pm7734I don't think so.

    • @sebastian3450
      @sebastian3450 Před 7 měsíci +2

      @@pm7734 thank you lots for asking man. life is just tough rn that’s all. tbh you even caring enough to ask made me smile pretty good tho, so thanks for that too. hope you’re doing wonderful

    • @sharonrocks6502
      @sharonrocks6502 Před 7 měsíci +2

      R U Okay buddy?
      God bless you 🥰

    • @3abxo390
      @3abxo390 Před 7 měsíci +1

      As ridiculous as it is to try to diagnose based on a comment, I was in a sort of similar state. Turned out I had undiagnosed depression. I'm very thankful to the doctor who correctly diagnosed me (revisiting that thankfulness after watching this video...) And antidepressants are a huge help (fuck any and all stigma!) Another thing that helped a lot is neurofeedback. It's completely non-invasive. Check it out. And best of luck! 🐬

  • @CaseyW491
    @CaseyW491 Před 7 měsíci +8

    Last week I had surgery at Rhode Island Hospital. My femur snapped in half after my knee hit the dashboard of my car so hard after my brakes went out. This was traumatic, as is the recovery of the surgery that implanted a rod from my knee to hip. But this is nothing compared to the horrors highlighted in this video.
    Edit: For some reason #3 about the spinal fluid mix-up really made my heart drop. Not unlike the patients, I suppose.

    • @CaseyW491
      @CaseyW491 Před 7 měsíci

      @@HadenBlake Thank you for the kind words 🤕

  • @colorbugoriginals4457
    @colorbugoriginals4457 Před 7 měsíci +4

    i cannot watch this video bc this happened to me 22 yrs ago and it damaged me forever but i'm putting it on a list with MrBallen's episode to maybe some day get thru the whole thing. be safe everyone, take no moment for granted. ❤

  • @clarasn40
    @clarasn40 Před měsícem

    as a med student i love to watch these videos and specially reading the comments, learning from other’s mistakes is a good way to prevent making those mistakes myself

  • @trevinbeattie4888
    @trevinbeattie4888 Před 7 měsíci +6

    14:00 reminds me of the scene from “The Neverending Story” where Atreyu tells Urgl he’s feeling fine after being rescued from the Swamps of Sadness. “I like that - the patient telling the doctor it’s all right? It has to hurt if it’s to heal!”

    • @overlookers
      @overlookers Před 7 měsíci

      "Your beautiful horse, that you raised from a foal, drowned in magic brownwater- You good??"
      ʸᵉᵖ 😬

  • @maxsmodels
    @maxsmodels Před 7 měsíci +6

    I had a medical misdiagnosis when a young doctor misdiagnosed a crushed dermatone as a strained back. Luckily another more experience doctor corrected the mistake.

  • @TinaFahy-jx4om
    @TinaFahy-jx4om Před 7 měsíci +1

    The best Dr my husband and I ever had was Dr Boltri in Macon GA. He was a teaching Dr and always had a student with him, he would send him in first and when he came in after he wanted to know from the student what the patient said to him. He always said to his students "the 1st think you do as a Dr is listen to your patients and then examine them". He was the best.

  • @stephanieaston7178
    @stephanieaston7178 Před měsícem +1

    My baby was born two months prematurely with a congenital heart defect called PA/IVS. She only weighed 3lbs 7oz at birth. At ten days old, she went to the cath lab to perforate and ballon open her pulmonary valve. They initially thought that that was all that she would need, and she would just have preemie problems to deal with before she could come home. So, when she didn’t tolerate being weaned off of her prostaglandins, they were confused. Eventually, after about a month, they finally figured out that she had a blockage of her pulmonary artery, but they tried to cover their butts by claiming that it just magically grew in that incredibly short period of time in between when she went to the cath lab, and when they first attempted to wean her off of her prostaglandins. Oh, but it’s not cancer. Just normal, harmless tissue, that just magically grew quicker then the most aggressive of tumors….🤦🏼‍♀️ I have a medical background, by the way, so not the gullible fool that they mistook me for.🤪 So, they scheduled her to go back to the cath lab to place a stent, since she was too tiny for surgery, as she was barely gaining any weight. The morning it was supposed to happen, it got postponed because her NEC wasn’t responding to the antibiotic that they had prescribed. This probably saved her life! The next day, her neonatologist increased her lipids from 20% to 25% because of a gut feeling she had. Because of that sweet angel, my daughter put on about 1 1/2 lbs in those two weeks! She went back to the cath lab, and the same doctor whom missed that she had that obstruction of her pulmonary artery managed to capture a leaflet of her tricuspid valve with the stent that he was trying to place in her PDA, causing a reverse in her circulation, and plunging her ox sats into the 60s. So, of course, she ended up in emergency open heart surgery to remove the stent, and they removed her obstruction while they were in there. She’s doing well, by the way! 2 1/2 years old, and thriving! But that day when she ended up in emergency open heart surgery was the most terrifying day that I ever had! Oh, and that cath lab doctor was supposedly one of the best in the country….😜

  • @Merennulli
    @Merennulli Před 7 měsíci +5

    The lesson isn't to avoid the hospital but to double check everything - which a good hospitalist (the medical professional who sets up your hospital care) will tell you to do.
    1. Make sure they have you clearly mark down or verify the operation being done. For the foot example, they now will often have you write "NO" on the wrong foot and some other clear indicator on the correct foot.
    2. Read the PDR (Physicians Drug Reference) for every medication you are prescribed, and make note of every drug you are given in the hospital. You have to know 3 things for your own safety - other names (in case you are given something you aren't supposed to have), interactions and what side effects to notify the doctor about. AND ask your pharmacist about interactions because they are better at checking that. You want both your own check and the pharmacist because they are better at it than you, but you reading it makes you more aware of the interactions in case you forgot to tell the pharmacist something. Notably, I didn't mention the doctor because they are working off a formulary, they don't know much about what they are prescribing beyond what to use it on so you can ask but don't stop asking at the doctor. I have had 3 different doctors prescribe me doxycycline under a different name right after telling them I had a bad reaction to it.
    3. If you don't feel the doctor is listening to you, get someone else involved. You might be imagining it, or you might be getting bad care, so have someone else with you on your next visit who can tell you if it's just you. Doctors not listening to patients is a natural result of too many patients who read WebMD and jumped to conclusions. But it's dangerous when they don't listen to symptoms.
    4. Have someone checking on you regularly or staying with you when you are in the hospital. Most of those errors in hospitals are neglect. Staff is overworked and sometimes patients don't get noticed or listened to.
    Speaking from experience, you can't avoid medical care but you have to be an active participant in your own care to help them help you.

  • @Judith_Remkes
    @Judith_Remkes Před 7 měsíci +11

    My disease is unknown to lots of doctors, the patient being more knowledgeable than the doctor usually doesn't go over well. M.E. has been documented since Victorian times, was the reason to develop the vibrator, but today in 2023, it's still ignored by large parts of the international medical community...

    • @NitroIndigo
      @NitroIndigo Před 7 měsíci

      What's M.E.?

    • @S3lkie-Gutz
      @S3lkie-Gutz Před 7 měsíci +3

      @@NitroIndigo myalgic encenphalomylitis, I have it and it is draining. It's also known as chronic fatigue syndrome

    • @NitroIndigo
      @NitroIndigo Před 7 měsíci

      @@S3lkie-Gutz Thanks.

    • @embb82
      @embb82 Před 7 měsíci

      I was misdiagnosed with ME, if you haven’t had the blood test for coeliac (celiac in America) then please ask for it the next time you have blood taken! It’s in the NICE guidelines to do that test when you diagnose someone with CFS/ME but many doctors over many years didn’t do such a simple test…

    • @lisa8477
      @lisa8477 Před 5 měsíci

      I have that as well as RSD or CRPS

  • @Kestrel512
    @Kestrel512 Před 4 dny +1

    I probably shouldn’t be watching this; I’m terrified of hospitals.

  • @chuck6630
    @chuck6630 Před 7 měsíci +1

    Always love your sense of humour. Keep it going!

  • @FireflyFanatic3
    @FireflyFanatic3 Před 7 měsíci +19

    Yeah I remember reading about someone who woke up during surgery and was aware but unable to move in the book 'The Body Keeps The Score'. The experience was so traumatic that the memories of it happening came back to her in fragmented pieces out of order. While the pain must have been unbearable, I think the real horror of the situation is the idea of being completely helpless and unable to move or prevent it from happening. I think it's what's so uniquely traumatic about sexual violence - it's not just the violence, it's the feeling of helplessness and inability to prevent the violation from happening.

  • @radonato
    @radonato Před 7 měsíci +8

    Laterality of operating site is usually accompanied by the surgeon labeling the correct side with a felt marker after the patient (or their representative) agree upon the affected side.
    That works fine for outwardly obvious things, or symptomatic things. All the more reason you should always look at your patient's films yourself, in the case of issues the patient ISN'T aware of (e.g. tumors).

  • @criticalevent
    @criticalevent Před měsícem +1

    Pain is the body's way of telling you to "stop doing that", but it doesn't really work when the "that" is necessary surgery.

  • @ricardodelzealandia6290
    @ricardodelzealandia6290 Před 7 měsíci +2

    I was operated on the wrong side of my head in Sydney as a post accident repair surgery. I had scarring on both sides as a result of the original accident. I tried to sue malpractice, but that sort of thing doesn't happen in Australia and the lawyer said all I could hope for was a refund. Sucks because I'm still living with it. Thankfully it's mainly cosmetic.