Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Versed/Midazolam in the News Again

Here is a story airing on TV at this time in regard to Midazolam and the capital punishment protocol for drugs.  Even murderers should NOT be subjected to this diabolical drug.

Execution process shakes North Idaho family |

KREM 2 News | Facebook

Alabama inmate gasps, coughs during his execution |

Even with all the bald-faced LIES that are told by medical minions about this poison, people are starting to get the idea.  Why is there no outrage over a lethal injection drug being used on innocent patients?  What did they ever do wrong to deserve the torture?

Two words:  CONSCIOUS SEDATION  It means, boys and girls that you are conscious, awake and aware, unable to defend yourself or stop the procedure.  The "sedation" part is debatable.  Since when is amnesia (they hope) a part of sedation?  Oh yeah, the minute they came up with this diabolical drug.   Since when does getting a sedative involve skyrocketing blood pressure and elevated heart rate?  Call my crazy but the physiological changes are the result of fear, anger, and pain, not relaxation.  As I have previously noted, Aaron, my little anesthesia nurse stated that I was "very relaxed."  No, you cretin, I wasn't "relaxed.  I was seething with anger, absolutely furious that he had incapacitated me in such a sneaky way.  I was INCAPACITATED, not "relaxed."

Anyway, I hope that more and more people gain awareness of the troubling nature of Versed/Midazolam and confront those who use it against ALL of us, not just the murderous thugs sentenced to die.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Propofol: the Lesser of the Evils

I wrote about the miracle of Propofol and want to talk about that a little bit more.  Propofol was a miracle drug for my daughter.  Would I allow Propofol to be used on me?  Maybe, maybe not.

I have read way too many articles talking about the "patient cooperation" with Propofol.  To me, that doesn't sound like "asleep."  Sorry, I find that disturbing, especially after the Versed debacle.  The "amnesia" didn't work for me with Versed and the absolute HORROR of being unable to move or speak efficiently and the crawling subservience to the medical minions every whim was more than I could deal with.  If I could describe the level of freakiness for you I would.  Follow that with waking up from the general anesthesia I had FORBIDDEN, on my feet trying to kill people with my cast, I have a very deep issue with any drug which renders you obedient, incapable of stopping the procedure and which produces a profound personality change.  Since NOBODY will tell the truth about these drugs, I have a hard time swallowing the happy clouds descriptions.  "Superior patient cooperation with Propofol" comes close to sounding like Versed, only worse.

I saw the results of using Propofol on my daughter and it was an incredible drug.  Would it be safe for me and others who have already had a problem with Versed?  I-don't-know.  Depending on the medical issue, if Propofol were the least of the anesthesia options I would choose it.  MAC is out of the question as is general anesthetic.  I have had very good results from regional blocks without sedation so that would be MY first choice.  Performed by a doctor of course.  For more invasive procedures which cannot be performed with a block, then Propofol.  The thing is, for people like me, all this sedation, MAC and general anesthetic is complete overkill.  Why would we need all this crap for some minor procedure?  It boggles the mind.

I would accept Propofol as a last resort only.

PS  After the debacle with my distal radius fracture (see the "vast improvement" in the x-rays, which is actually minuscule. Keep in mind that I reduced that fracture on my own before I ever saw a doctor...) If I had the same fracture as my daughter, here is my plan...I would tie a rope around my wrist, then shut a door over the other end of the rope about shoulder height and pull until I could tease the widely displaced ends of the bones together again.  The roughness of the fracture will help hold the bone ends together.  A nice brace to hold that shoulder back until it healed and voila, problem solved.  If you can't handle that, Propofol might be a good choice so the medical people can fix it for you.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Obamacare Again

Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster for people like me.  In order to supply insurance for the few, the many have to pay for insurance they can't use.  Don't believe me?  Look at the numbers.  The "Patent Predation and Unaffordable Care Act" has allegedly insured 15 million people.  How wonderful.  Out of 315+ million people, but at what cost?

My premium, paid by my employer in lieu of wages, is $9.84 per hour.  Let that sink in.  My health care premium is more than minimum wage.  It amounts to at least $400 per WEEK!  It continues to go up, 6-8% a year and the deductable is up over 1100% since this monstrosity was passed.  The more the premium is, the less money I take home.  This premium now swallows almost 1/3 of my hourly wage.  What do you think I get for this expensive coverage? (besides getting to subsidize the people on Obamacare)

I have a new $500 per person per year deductable out the gate, per calendar year, before the plan pays anything.  There are three of us, so a maximum of $1500 per year deductable before anything gets paid.  This is new this year.  It had been an 80/20 split until the NEXT deductable was met.

The next deductable is $5,000 per person per year, but they don't call it a deductable this year.  This year it's called "co-insurance."  The plan brags that this is payable through the 80/20 split.  The fact is, one visit to the emergency room will result in a $5,000 "co-insurance" payment, after the initial $500 "deductable".   So $5,000 per person per year and the $500 per person per year.  $5,500 dollars per person or $16,500 for the family.  There are lots of exclusions, so this number will be higher if we have a catastrophe or a serious of medical events.  On Jan 1 all of this resets.  I don't make the kind of money where this is in any way "affordable."  Especially not after the premiums are taken out of my check.

About that "co-insurance" in the previous paragraph...  Know what "co-insurance" is?  It's patient responsibility.  In the new American way, words and meaning are changed to suit whomever is trying to obfuscate the issue.  *I* am now an insurer.  I am curious as to what that designation is designed to do?  Is it simply to deflect or is it something more sinister?  As a "co-insurer" are there going to be tax issues in the future?  Am I going to be forced to have "capital" for my (co)insurance company or face fines, fees and penalties?  More forms to fill out?

So I have this fine, expensive insurance which is basically a major medical plan that I can't afford to use.  The government is salivating over the luscious taxes they can impose because of the "in lieu of wages" designation.  Now I wonder if the "co-insurance"verbiage will create new problems for me? With my salary, after all the bums get through with it, puts me at 130% of poverty level.  Slightly more than half my income goes for taxes and health care.

Maybe somebody can explain how this can be called a "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." Can the Obamacare people use their insurance?   Or are we all forced to pay for insurance we can't use, to bail out the health care industry?

Friday, November 18, 2016

Another Person With a Successful Foray into Medicine

This came in my emails at  I love a happy ending, so I'm sharing with permission of course.


"Hi Jackie

I contacted you last year about how I've had colonoscopies without sedation and how, to me, they are painless.  I wanted to relate to you a surprising experience I had this past Friday.

On Friday, I had joint replacement surgery on the big toe of my right foot.  My doctor told me she normally does this surgery under MAC.  So, I was prepared for the usual fight about no Versed with the Anesthesiologist.  However, the Anesthesiologist spoke with me for a very long time, listening to my concerns and history.  He recommended, based on my history, GA, and he absolutely assured me that Versed would not be used. 

No one tried to put anything into my IV prior to going to the OR, and in the OR, clearly visible to all, was a huge white board with my medical history listed.  In the middle of the white board, in big letters, was "ALLERGIES - VERSED".  The feeling of relief I had seeing those two words was indescribable. 

The surgery went well and I am now recovering.  I was very lucky to have the Anesthesiologist I had for this surgery."



My daughter broke her collar bone 6 weeks ago.  As you can imagine, she was terrified that I would let them give her Versed OR that the anesthesia provider would simply defy me and give it to her anyway.  She had to deal with me for several years after my debacle with Aaron, the crna who gave me Versed against my will and against my instructions.  She was afraid that would happen to her...

First she witnessed me refusing to sign the intake documents.  As I have admonished people, take the time to read the contract.  Since this IS a contract it is within your rights to strike whatever it is that they want permission for.  In this case it was a blanket consent to allow anybody they chose to do whatever they wanted, in direct violation of informed consent law.  Never give up all control and your rights as required by law by signing anything of the sort.  Then I quickly crossed out any consent for video recording the procedure.  NO!  So the witch (with a "b") said that they would not perform the surgery if I didn't sign the paper without any alterations.  The fight was on.

In those documents, there are phone numbers which I began calling.  I am not forced to sign a blanket consent before treatment.  An "informed consent" is different.  That one has details in it REQUIRED BY LAW and also REQUIRED BY LAW is your right to refuse any part of the proposed treatment. That doesn't come with a caveat, sign this or else.  That is coercion and is specifically forbidden BY LAW.  I did get hold of somebody who wasn't such an idiot (and had some authority) and ran down the abusive, arrogant and dismissive behavior of the intake minion.  Problem solved.  I simply said that their intake form was unacceptable, illegal and it would be irresponsible of me to sign it.  The hospital took the offending document, with my lines and scrawls and without my signature and we proceeded.

It is YOUR RIGHT to have an actual doctor instead of an anesthesia nurse.  You may demand that.  I did.  While I was discussing my daughter's anesthesia with the anesthesiologist, a crna popped into the room (he had a name tag which described his lowly role) and I hissed at him and held up the universal sign of getting rid of a vampire, in his face.  You know the one where you form your index fingers into the sign of the cross?  He disappeared instantly.  Thanks little crna.  I'm glad you didn't stay and fight with me.  Maybe he didn't like me mentioning Aaron's (the crna which caused my problem) full name?  Whatever, he left precipitously.  Maybe he was a nice guy, he might have been professional and respected our wishes, but judging by Aaron's treatment of me and the scornful way the crna's who come here have treated me, I won't take any chances.

With the exception of the original intake person, everybody else was accommodating and very pleasant.  They defused what could have been a major ordeal and I was very pleased.

I spent my time praying in the chapel while my daughter was in surgery.  I'm an agnostic, so this is unusual behavior for me.  Finally the surgeon called me on my cell phone.  So with great trepidation I walked to the doorway of my kid's recovery room.  OMG you'd think she never had surgery!  She was talking and laughing with her nurse, was able to walk to the bathroom unassisted (you have to before they let you out) and in general she was bright and chipper. It was UNBELIEVABLE. Seriously like a miracle.  I am not exaggerating at all.  It was like nothing ever happened.

So what did the anesthesiologist and I agree upon?  Not GA.  Not Versed.  Not a dangerous regional block. (interscalene)  Propofol.  Nothing but Propofol.  Now the kidlet's clavicle is in place with a plate and a bunch of screws and she is back competing on her horse.  The one that fell down with her and broke her collar bone in the first place.  (Another story.) She won the novice division at a schooling event a few weeks later.

Do not be afraid.  If I can do this, get control of medical treatment, so can you.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Here's Yet Another Drug to Decline!

The medical minions will not rest until they get the opportunity to destroy our minds.  They want to use Midazolam for every little thing, have authorized it in nasal spray form and syrup.  People may now purchase the drug (with a prescription) at the drug store and keep it in their houses.  Many seniors go straight from their little "sedation" episode to an old folks home, with their brain destroyed, just like the medical people want.  Now this...

Novel Sedation Agent for Colonoscopy Meets Phase III Endpoints | Medpage Today

The base drug is still a benzo.  It acts on the same receptors.  The medical minions claim that patients "recover" faster, but are these patients hooked up to an EEG machine?  It amazes me what passes for "recovery" when these benzos are used.  You are awake the whole time, talking incessantly for the amusement of staff.  How do they know that the patients have recovered their BRAIN FUNCTION?  When they stop babbling?  I will be adding this drug Remimazolam to my list of drugs that will NOT be given to my family or me, under any circumstances or for any reason.

Since I was told by an anesthesiologist that since I hadn't said "under any circumstances" and I hadn't NAMED the drug Versed, that they felt sanguine about giving me a drug that I had declined with my "Don't give me any drug that will incapacitate me" directions. I thought I was pretty clear, but apparently patients need to spell it out for these people.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Dentist Arrested On Charges

A New York dentist was accused of rape and aggravated sexual abuse, stemming from giving a 16 year old "some type of anesthesia" and then raping her.  Now, what "anesthesia" do they use in dentists offices?  Novocaine wouldn't incapacitate the girl, so, let me guess:  VERSED!  The girl stated that "the effects of the anesthesia were strong enough to render her helpless.."  He beat that rap only to be arrested again.

Read the articles for yourself.

Dentist Is Charged With Rape -


New York Dentist avoids conviction in ’93, arrested and charged again in 2003 | Medical Sex Abuse

This is what happens with the diabolical drug Versed.  I wonder how many times this kind of thing goes on and is unreported because of the dense amnesia?

Another Anesthesia Person Found Guilty

There has been a spate of anesthesia types being convicted of sex crimes lately.  Here is one from Toronto.  He was CONVICTED of sexually molesting 21 that's TWENTY-ONE female patients that we know about.  He simply "sedated" them and then had them perform oral sex on him, among other things.  At least he's off the streets of Canada now.

Still feel safe when some medical person wants to give you a nice needle full of Versed?  Want to give your (in this case creepy) anesthesia provider a blow job while you are not aware of it?  This is how Versed works.  You remain awake and alert to all outside observers and are extremely obedient. You can and will do all kinds of things and remain unaware of it because your brain has been disconnected from your memory banks.  This drug is NOT necessary.  Ever wonder why the medical people won't let you decline it?  Hmmmm.  Well, here's just one thing they don't want you to remember, but need you to be able to follow orders...

Toronto anesthesiologist George Doodnaught found guilty of molesting 21 patients

More From The Comments

I got this little gem of wisdom from the comments on this post:  No Midazolam: Medical People Speak Out Against Versed

The article quoted was from a colonscopy discussion and yet, here is this comment...

 "Versed may be an evil drug but I'm pretty sure the patient not being aware while being cut open and the head of a bone sawed off was not entirely for the "staffs convenience""

Once again we have somebody, presumably a medical person, telling us that if we refuse the Versed, we will be subjected to torture and nothing else can or will be used to ameliorate the pain in what appears to be a painful, though unnamed, procedure.  I can assure you that colonoscopies do NOT include sawing off the heads of bones.  According to this commenter,  nothing but Versed can/will be used, no Propofol, no G/A drugs, no Fentanyl, nothing.  Does that sound right to you?

Can you imagine being cut open and the head of a bone sawed off with just an unpredictable amnesia drug?  What if, like me, you don't get amnesia?  It curdles my blood to think about it, yet this is what the commenter would have us believe.  It's either take the amnesia drug to (maybe) scramble the delicate processes of your brain while they do this, or you decide NOT to have the amnesia drug and they do this to you just the same.  Whether it works or not, they have no way of knowing.  The staff doesn't want you suing them for their inhumane treatment, so they give you amnesia, but not pain relief apparently.  Right.  How stupid do you think I am?

Even if this kind of surgery were done with ONLY Versed, it would still be for the staff's convenience, not the patients'.  They wouldn't want you to REMEMBER how vicious they are and how they tortured you without relief, but they still want to torture you, according to this poster.  The pain you suffer through is the same whether they give you amnesia or not.  Why is this fact so routinely dismissed?  Versed has ZERO pain relief properties, in fact studies have shown that patients actually feel pain more acutely with Versed in their brain.  It's called CONSCIOUS, as in awake and aware (see the commenter's lie above) and able to feel pain, SEDATION for a reason.  So Versed use in this scenario is ONLY for the benefit of the staff, the claims of this poster not-withstanding.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Videotaping: The New Breach of Patient Privacy

I have often spoken of the downside of Versed.  The immoral breaching of patient privacy, inside their own mind even.  Right on the heels of this comes videotaping, the new way to breach patient privacy as shown in this article.

Hospital in Secret Video Drama Offers Apology | Medpage Today

First we have the immoral use of Versed for the entertainment of the staff, wherein one injection can lead to many happy hours of eliciting the private thoughts of patients.  Then we have videotaping of same.  The prominent hospital near me actually had as part of the admissions paperwork, a little blurb about me allowing them to videotape my procedure "for training purposes" and other uses.  NOT ON YOUR LIFE!  While *I* would like a video of the procedure to monitor my  "teams'" behavior, if I were to need general anesthetic, I would never consent to any medical minion or entity having a copy.

While patients need to know exactly what is going on in these surgical suites, what we do not need is videotaping of ourselves in our most vulnerable moments being disseminated as was done in the above link.  Nothing is sacred any more, there are no depths to which you "caregivers" will not stoop.  DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, allow a medical entity to take away your "right" to privacy.  Do not sign any document giving them permission to film you.  Just because it is hidden in the intake paperwork, you don't have to sign it.  Strike the verbiage from the consent form and have them initial it.  Get a copy IMMEDIATELY of any paperwork that you have signed.  It's the law.  Any legal document that you sign MUST be given to you and that's what a consent to treat is.  Then if something like happened in the California hospital mentioned in the article happens to YOU, you will have a legal leg to stand on and can sue the dog snot out of them.

Please make sure to read your intake forms and the "informed consent" BEFORE you sign it.  Strike anything you don't like, and there will be some things that you find objectionable.  Lists of things to deny are in this blog elsewhere.  You have that right.  Take care of your most precious assets, your body and mind.  These are YOURS, not the medical behemoth's.  It's time we take back our rights to our own bodies and our own private thoughts.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Bad Experience with Versed?

I know a lot of people who have had a very bad experience with Versed.  I'm asking any of you who are willing to talk about it with people other than me to please contact me.  Thanks, Jackie

Another Professional Gets Hammered With Versed

Here is the piece I got today in my email.  I have omitted this individuals name,and job, but this person is a professional type.  As we are all aware, wrist surgery can be done easily with a Bier block, without Versed.  There was absolutely no reason not to discuss the anesthesia plan with her, especially in light of the fact that she has had previous problems.  I am hoping she gets a copy of her anesthesia from the hospital or anesthesia group so we can all see how well the "anesthesiologist" (probably a crna, not a doctor) followed her instructions and kept their word to use "barely anything."

 Hi there,
I found your blog while investigating the drugs I was given. Here is my story:
On March 24, 2016 I went in for carpal tunnel release (endoscopic) surgery on my right wrist.
Pre-op, a number of staff members prepped me for surgery, the intake nurse, the phlebotomist, the anesthesiologist, the surgeon, and another nurse. Repeatedly I was asked about my medical record that stated I am allergic to narcotics (this is because I have extreme long lasting vomiting/nausea for hours/days with no relief except medical intervention). When asked, I confirmed it and was told "well then I will barely give you anything then."
That's it, no disclosure of what or if no sedation was an option, which I preferred.
Keep in mind I have had two c-sections with no sedations and had weekly aspirations of my thyroid gland (large needle repeatedly inserted into front of neck and fluid drawn out) during pregnancy with no drugs or even an anxious refrain to the doctor.

On the way being rolled into the surgery room, I felt dizzy and saw the room start to sway.  I heard the Anesthesiologist say "I see the cocktail I have you is taking effect."
Shortly after that began what I can only describe as tripping out of my mind into complete and total psychosis. I fragmented. Was transported out of the room, split into pieces of myself and traveled around fragments of my brain. I didn't know I was a person or what a person was. I was a collection of memories, fears, intentions, images, etc.  In the simplest terms, I was gone. In one moment I remembered Jesus was and is. I thought His name. Then I "saw" in my mind's eye a figure that looked like His form in the midst of the chaos. I feel Him say "focus on Me." So I did. I realized I was human and that I was having surgery. I opened my left eye (the other eye couldn't move.). I saw I was on the table and felt cool air I was breathing through a tunnel of sorts. (oxygen mask I guess) I could hear the staff chatting away happily.
I said to whoever would listen "I had a bad trip."
I heard a man say he wanted a corned beef sandwich and a woman talk about a girl she knew who "tripped" from anesthesia, but it wasn't bad.
When I came out of surgery I was ridiculously sick, heaving violently. 
I spent the rest of the day horribly I'll.
Since then, I feel like I am on a ship. Often nauseous (but burp instead of vomit thank God!) I am dizzy, off balance, and hallucinate (I will remember doing something and circumstances will show me I hadn't done the thing I fully remembered doing.) I've also seen a few things that weren't there. A man in my house, bugs, etc.
Today was my pre-op appt (I waited to make it out of fear and also to see if my troubles would pass).
I asked if no anesthesia was an option becasue if it wasn't, I didn't want to get my left wrist done. I told them why and just about the nausea and feeling like I'm on a ship.
The surgeon came back into the exam room to tell me they did a bier block so they didn't give me any anesthesia. I said "yes they did." Then he said "well they probably only gave you a little versed and that wouldn't cause that." So I said "well I'm allergic to narcotics so for me I'm extremely sensitive to that." He said well we will have to look at your chart and see what you were given and give you something else. I asked "can't I just have nothing? I've had two c-sections." He said "well just talk to them during the surgery and if you need something just tell them."
So..... I expected maybe....this type of response:
How long have you been experiencing the dizziness/nausea?
Are you having any other symptoms since the surgery?
Have you been eating and sleeping normally?
I'm so sorry to hear this.... we will have to figure out what's causing it and get you feeling better.

The response was directly aimed at two objectives:
1.  Deny any relation between the symptoms and the surgery/anesthesia 
2.  Set things up to get me in place for the next surgery with anesthesia. 

Now I am looking into switching into a different network and discussing my options with my insurance carrier. I may ask them if they have any interest in my experience being given a drug in a class I repeatedly confirmed I was allergic to and being charged for drugs that are not needed or specifically declined by the patient.
(why would they want to pay for drugs like this?)
Reform is needed!!! Feel free to share my story where ever you see fit! 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

POCD The Gorilla in the Operating Room

Here is another article on the alarming incidence of POCD.  At last some anesthesia professionals are taking a second look at why this is happening to us.  I think they should be looking at the drug which CAUSES the very symptoms they don't like.  Versed.  Just because the "ultra short acting" drug is allegedly excreted from the body quickly doesn't mean that the effects are transient as well.  (new studies out which show Versed remains in the body much longer than they originally thought) When a hurricane blows through a city, is everything normal when the wind and rain are gone?

Surgeons Question Surgery's Impact on Brain | Medpage Today

The Bale of Hay

I got this excellent post in my inbox this morning.

 Is Surgery a Risk Factor for Cognitive Dysfunction? | Medpage Today

Even though this is well written, it ignores the one thread that runs through all of this.  Sedation via Versed. How many of these people had a procedure featuring a beloved little "sedative" called Versed?   Like the doctor says "Have you ever tried to get a cat to look at its face in the mirror? They won't look..."  Ever tried to talk to a doctor or anesthetist about POCD after Versed?  They won't look.  These people squirt a drug into our system which causes cognitive dysfunction and then when the condition persists afterwards, they feign surprise and just can't put the two together.  So very many smart, well educated, experienced people in the medical field and they can't see "causation" in POCD patients.  It's perplexing, but thankfully there are a few that are sounding the alarm.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Versed Use Explained by a Cardiologist

A cardiologist whom I am not going to use explained why he wanted me to have Versed...  See if you notice any problems with this statement.  "I want you to have Versed because I don't want anybody talking to me."  (scandalized look from me)  Then quickly "I don't want you to remember anything either."  (Hmmm)

Let's examine this.  First of all I have already had a heart cath without Versed, so I am familiar with the procedure.  A heart cath is a non-event!  Nothing whatsoever was scary about it.  Nothing.  The reason I don't use the first cardiologist was because of a lack of informed consent.  Not a big deal to most people, but HUGE for me.  There is no reason that I can see to need amnesia for this procedure.  If I were a freaked out patient there are still other methods besides Versed to keep me calm.  Remember that, according to a poster on this blog, heart patients are most at risk from POCD (post operative cognitive dysfunction)  Special care should be used, in my opinion, to minimize that risk by not using something as poisonous to the brain as Versed.  This pathetic excuse is just that.

As far as the "I don't want anybody talking to me" statement, are you kidding me?  One of the major side effects of Versed is a motormouth.  Most patients babble on and on about anything including any secrets they may have.  It is my contention that many medical minions seize this opportunity to have a little fun ferreting out deep dark patient secrets for the entertainment of the staff.  So the doctor doesn't want anybody "talking" to him, but it's OK to hear screams, babbling, begging for the procedure to stop, and revealed secrets.  Nice.  Are patients really stupid enough to fall for this?  Maybe once... If you DON'T have Versed, doctors can expect quiet, not with it.

It really isn't worth arguing over.  Don't squabble over it, just get another doctor.  They are a dime a dozen, just like patients.  You will both be happier.  Yes I got a phone call from his PA when I went to another cardiologist.  I didn't argue with her, I explained that even though I liked the doctor on a personal level, Versed was a deal breaker and I didn't want to make him "uncomfortable" by fighting over it.  All true.

The scheduling nurse at the hospital took the same vein (clever pun) when I said "no Versed".  She was horrified.  I had to hear about the excruciating pain, and how terrifying it would be for me to remember the wire in my heart, blah, blah, blah.  Maybe she should have looked at my chart (in the same hospital) to see that I had already had this procedure?  Whose side are these people on?  I said NO to any crna and NO to Versed.  (common usage of "no", not the medical "no" which appears to mean "maybe, if you want")  I haven't changed my mind in two years.  It wasn't exceptionally painful, not scary at all, interesting to listen to the conversations (because they knew I didn't have amnesia, it was pleasant conversation, not personal attacks like before)  My cardiologist was talking about a certain famous submarine Admiral whom I, as a submarine buff, am very interested in.  It was hard not joining in the conversation.  That was the most difficult part of the whole thing.

I DON'T NEED VERSED!  As far as I'm concerned there are a small minority of patients who might need something like Versed, although there are other drugs which can perform the same service without the horrible side effects like early onset Alzheimer's. Most of us do not need it, it's dangerous and mind numbing.  I wish these medical people would recognize that what we need is patient care, not being drugged until we are brain damaged.  We pay enough for medical attention that we DESERVE decent care.  Give me a good nurse, not Versed.  We do not deserve Versed.  (Plus all the additional costs associated with Versed, but that's another story.)

How Long does Versed Stay in Your System?

How many of us have heard medical minions state that Versed is "short acting"?  Have you heard that Versed leaves the body almost immediately?  Well, not so fast.  Here is an article about how long Versed lingers in the body.  I wonder how long the Versed molecules are embedded in the brain? (Where the minions WANT them to be)  No test for that and medical workers don't care.  Versed may be "short acting" in the hospital, but the effects are felt by many patients months after being poisoned.

How Long Does Versed Stay in Your System?


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Interesting Discussion

Here we have a question posed by a member of the public who takes exception to Versed's brain scrambling effects.  Two people answered.  Of note is the anesthesia person.  Look carefully at how little he/she cares about continuing cognitive dysfunction.  This should scare EVERYBODY!  Medical minions in anesthesia don't give a damn whether they turn you into a permanent vegetable.  It's not their problem, as shown.  These people are incorrigible.  Don't let these anti-social miscreants have their way with you.  The level of disdain they show for your brain function is out-of-control.  Let me ask you this: Would you rather be alive in a permanent vegetative state, with chemically induced Alzheimer's via Versed, or would you rather have a different drug which isn't KNOWN to cause brain damage?  The choice isn't live or die.  The choice is living with your brain intact or living without.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Another Man Harmed by Versed

I got the following story from my inbox.  It saddens me that with all the negativity surrounding the drug Versed/Midazolam it is still squirted into the IV without a second thought about the brain function and emotional health of patients.  This story is far too common.  Here's what "G. P." says.

"I too was brain injured by a colonoscopy via analgesia on board. The little bit of Fentanyl did nothing since they pierced my vein. I disassociated into 4 brains/people.  I screamed, cried, tried to get away.  It was terrifying.  I was in a chemical straight jacket and they just kept pushing more Versed every 2 minutes when my left brain would wake up from the pain and was trying to help me but they just rendered me more incapable. I asked for general anesthesia during the consultation and they gave me 9 mg Versed and 200 mcg (?) Fentanyl instead without telling me before hand. It did nothing.  I remembered everything.  I felt everything.  He was unskilled, rough and the n a hurry he was an hour behind and was rushing and did not stop until the ascending colon when i screamed (the right side of one of my brains screamed "Take that f*cking pole out of my ass now you bastard!" He noted in his report that I asked him to stop.  What about the 7 other times I screamed for help? Yelling, pulling away involuntarily each time.  Yet he refused to acknowledge my pain and kept on hurting me even removing a flat polyp I would not have allowed me him to do because he was so unskilled.  He refused to answer my questions that day 3 hours later when I called.  In fact I had to make an appointment and pay to complain, then he lied in his report saying I was dreaming.  I was not dreaming it was reality.  Not one staff member or the doctor would admit any thing.  I am permanently disabled now from disassociating and have severe PTSD.  Dr Brain Cleary, an Eisenhower Medical Associate in Palm Springs, California committed this brutal and cruel act on me and big famous Eisenhower Medical Center didn't even do a thing to him or offer me help.  My life for the past 1 1/2 years as been living hell and will continue to be until I die."
As you can tell, this was the colonoscopy from HELL!  Just like most of them are, except this time the guy remembered it.  This is barbaric.  If this is what you want from your medical minions, by all means allow them to abuse you like this.  Otherwise demand to know what the "sedation" is and if it's Versed, refuse it.  Do not engage in any discussion over this issue, they will argue until they are blue in the face, and, ominously, they will find something in what you said or didn't say which they can misconstrue as permission to use Versed.