Do some people remain alert--but paralyzed--under anesthesia?

I read your article about this. My dad had this happen to him 2 times. Once when he was 10 . he had to have a pin put in his leg after a car hit him and broke his leg. Another time was after he was around 40 or so he had major diaghragm surgery( cut from top to bottom. The Dr. said no way. My dad told him everything that happened and what was said. my mom told me the dr. turned green after hearing this. The problem was they gave him the muscle blocker befor the pain killer.

Hi and welcome to the SDMB! I’m assuming you’re referring to the column Do some people remain alert–but paralyzed–under anesthesia?

just great, another reason to fear the hospital…