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The stories they could tell

Apparently what's said in the operating room stays in the operating room.

How else would you account for the fact you never hear doctors and nurses telling stories about the drug-induced goofy stuff patients say both before and after a surgical procedure? I happen to know some of those loopy utterances are pretty hilarious.

Perhaps it's professionalism and ethics that keeps these folks from blabbing. Or maybe they just keep the stories to themselves.

Being loopy after anesthesia

A colleague's daughter had wisdom teeth extracted today.

Apparently when the girl started to come around after the procedure, she was convinced that her tongue had been removed and that her mother was an imposter.

How have people in your family acted when coming out of that conked-out state?

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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