GREG'S LEGACY

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Halucinations

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My stay in hospital (cont.)

When my doctor turned up on day 1 of my morphine detox program, he injected about 5ml of Ketamine anesthetic into my stomach.  Within a minute, I started to become disoriented – as in being drunk.

Within five minutes, I was halucinating.  My field of vision became two dimensional.  The hospital ward and my body appeared to be in a horizontal plane and I didn’t know if I was looking at an image in my mind or whether it was real.   I had to feel for my body parts to locate them in my mind’s image.

They inserted a small canula into my stomach connected to a 50 ml syringe of the ketamine controlled by a pump.  For the entire stay, this ketamine infusion continued.  Every few days for two weeks, they increased the strength and as the anaesthetic built up in the system, the pain was all but eliminated.  The side effect was the dulling of the brain, loss of memory and shortness of breath – a relatively pain free state whilst maintaining  a limited awareness.

It is used for operating on children and is apparently used as a vetinary anaesthetic.  If I was in extreme pain on my death bed,  I would be looking for this process at a really high dose to ease my passing.

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Written by Greg Naylor

27 September 2009 at 8:37 pm

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  1. Thanks Greg I will keep an eye on your progress here – other messages to your other email. I am so glad thay got you off that creeping Morphine, remember, it put me into a coma the one time they ever gave me a dose for my weight. I hate the stuff. I am in remission too. back on one Lactoferrin in the morning and one at night.
    Chin up
    Regards
    Dianne

    Dianne

    30 September 2009 at 7:58 am


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