We all have seen it in the movies: the nurse puts in an IV or attaches a mask and the anesthesiologist asks the patient who's about to get surgery to count down from ten. That's how many of us who have never had surgery probably imagine it actually goes. However, recently, a Twitter user who has undergone surgery was surprised to find out that this is not the case. Instead of counting, the nurse just said "goodbye" and that was it. Apparently, the method of checking whether the anesthetics are starting to kick in is outdated and not used as often these days. This revelation prompted people to share their own stories of what happened before anesthesia kicked in, and believe me, most of the responses are not what you expect. Scroll down to read some of the best stories Twitter users had to share!

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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2 weeks ago

This nurse have some nice humor.

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The Dumb Alex
Community Member
2 weeks ago

My God This Is ADORABLE!!

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Erin
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2 weeks ago

Well, did they use it?

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Chris Jones
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2 weeks ago

Very sensible - dogs are excellent.

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Emma B
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2 weeks ago

I hope I'm the kind of mom you are.

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Erin
Community Member
2 weeks ago

That's kind of scary to imagine!

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The Dumb Alex
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2 weeks ago

beautiful

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The Dumb Alex
Community Member
2 weeks ago

lol that's amazing

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LittleMissLotus
Community Member
2 weeks ago

It's crazy how fast anesthesia works

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Chris Jones
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2 weeks ago

You won't have been the first! My mother did the same thing.

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Marky Mark
Community Member
2 weeks ago

This happened to me too. I once went in for surgery on a shattered arm and work up with no titties. It was actually a big relief since I never had any to start with.

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The Dumb Alex
Community Member
2 weeks ago

This is beautiful, did the nurses or doctor sing with cause that would be even better!!

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I had to have eyelid surgery and the nurse went to a lot of trouble to smooth my fringe underneath the cap I had to wear so that it wouldn't all stick up afterwards. Thought that was really sweet. Though when I woke up in agony I couldn't have cared less if my hair was standing on end and pointing in twenty different directions.

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The Dumb Alex
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I would love this so much before surgery!!

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Tyler the fabulous killjoy
Community Member
2 weeks ago

But did they find her?

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#16

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The Dumb Alex
Community Member
2 weeks ago

This is just cute!

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Marky Mark
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Was your anesthesiologist Ashton Kutcher or Seann William Scott from "Dude, Where is My Car?"

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Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
2 weeks ago

One hospital told me it would sting but that I wouldn't remember it. Um, liars (and it SERIOUSLY stings). Next op I was ready for it but they just gave me a dose of fentanyl right before the anaesthetic and I didn't feel it at all. So, unnecessary pain - unless you can't take fentanyl.

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Tiny Dynamine
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2 weeks ago

Sigh* now the phrase 'knocked out' has also been changed, I see.

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IT'S THE SWEET ONE
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Haha, I got laughy gas and right before I went under I started making terrible knock-knock jokes and cracking up.

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George Ernst
Community Member
2 weeks ago

YIKES... They should've used epinephrine.

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AzKhaleesi
Community Member
2 weeks ago

soooo did ya'll end up together???

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Alexandru Bucur
Community Member
2 weeks ago

To be frank, when I was 5 and busted my forehead open on a metal drawer pull while playing soccer indoors I asked to be shown all the instruments the doctor had, even those that weren't directly involved. He had to threaten to put me under in order for me to stay still enough to get those stitches done.

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Marky Mark
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I believe that's a semi-colon ; -)

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 weeks ago

That’s what she said...I’ll leave quietly.

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Chris Jones
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I was so chilled out for one op I was having that they wheeled me right into the OR - no knocking me out in prep outside which had been the norm for my other surgeries. I was on strong anti-depressants at the time which made me numb af about everything.

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glowworm2
Community Member
2 weeks ago

That sounds terrifying out of context. Hilarious though!

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Christine M Quigley
Community Member
2 weeks ago

You don't want to hear "OOPS" in an operating room..my God...

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Vanta Black
Community Member
2 weeks ago

"Oh that? It's... uh... part of my costume? Yeah, let's go with that." said the doctor, casually hiding a name tag reading "Frankenstein".

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O G
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Well, I said "Thank you for..." just before knocked out.

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