“If you’re happy and you know it”

Published July 2, 2013 by debeluv1960

I have had a few surgeries in my lifetime!  The most serious, in my opinion, was the repair of the lateral meniscus in my left knee. I had been suffering with the tear for over four years! Why so long you ask? My doctor assured me that it could heal without surgery! Ha! It did not heal it only got worse. So, in December of 2010, after way to many injections of cortisone and something called Orthovis (sic), I said enough already! As the doctor sat poised with yet another needle in hand ready to inject me one more time! I asked if I could have surgery because I was so tired of crying and being in so much pain, and to my surprise he said “yes”. So less than two weeks later I had my meniscus repaired.                                                                    
                                                                      Just routine same day surgery! Until I woke up! I have never had any problems waking up from anesthesia!  I always wake up freezing but calm and coherent!  Not this time! I was cold, but I could not shut up! I was using a few french words for some reason! No biggie I was still joking and laughing!  Then the singing started! I kept singing “if you’re happy and you know it” Over and over until the anesthesia wore off. It was so funny! I just could not stop! The nurse finally asked if I was through singing because if not she was going to get me a singing contract! Thank goodness my sister did not record this. I was reminded of my surgery when I saw a video posted of a little kid waking up from anesthesia and his family had no more sense than to post it on YouTube! One thing I have learn about surgery! If you go under relaxed you will usually wake up relaxed!  Hopefully you won’t wake up singing!