Sunday, May 11, 2008

Da pain! Da pain!

How do painkillers find and kill pain?

Is it true that some people remain alert--but paralyzed--under anesthesia, trapped and suffering through the pain but unable to scream out and alert others to the agony they are enduring?

You know... kind of like Hayden Christensen in 2007's "Awake". Or like the audiences who watched Hayden Christensen in "Awake".

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Anonymous said...

What's the term for the phobia of surgery? I have it.

captnkurt said...

According to this rather exhaustive list, it's called tomophobia.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, that's good to know.