Imagine waking up from anaesthesia thinking your operation was over… then hearing this dreaded phrase.

“Scalpel please.”

That is the reality for Donna who was conscious during a 2008 laparoscopy. 

She had gone under with general anaesthesia in the past with no problem, but this time was different. 

Completely paralysed from the medications that she was on, she was left there laying completely unable to alert the doctors that she was in fact conscious. 

“I felt excruciating pain,” Donna said. 

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When she felt the surgeon make the incision she went into distress, then found out the anaesthesiologist had allegedly left the surgery room. 

Her story has us absolutely cringing in pain…

97.3fm Brisbane