Daily Archives: April 5, 2011

Not the best question to ask an adoptee

About 10 years ago I went for surgery and as the doctor was getting ready to put me under general anesthesia he asked me if I had a family history of anyone not waking up…
That question brought on a panic attack and it took him about 20 minutes of reassurances on how rare it was to calm me down enough to proceed…
Then apparently I set off the alarms as I was waking up and opened my eyes to about a dozen people clustered around my bed including the anesthesiologist.
Sucks to be an adoptee, sometimes more than others…I wonder if that question is on the medical history forms the agencies have to be filled out…

Posted by on April 5, 2011 in Adoption, Uncategorized


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