Teaser Tuesday: Operating Room Confidential

I know of a patient who complained that she was able to hear an entire conversation during gallbladder surgery. She recalled almost word for word the conversation between the anesthetist and the nurse about color preferences for a newly renovated kitchen.

p. 33, Operating Room Confidential by Paul Whang, MD

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others.
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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  1. Not sure whether I should be laughing or be completely freaked out after reading that. I think I'll go with the latter. Lol. Intriguing teaser though!

  2. I have to agree with Lina - stories like that scare the dickens out of me. Hope you're enjoying the read! Great teaser.

    If you'd like, you can check out mine here.

  3. OMG!! this is my worst nightmare...ebing awake during surgery - the teaser does make me want to check out the book though. I guess I'm into torturing myself!

  4. In my case, when I had ear surgery several years ago, I woke up to hear them discussing an upcoming trip to Mardi Gras, where my surgeon was expected to be quite the man about town. I don't THINK I was supposed to be that conscious yet!

    My teaser is from "Confucius Jade" by Frederick Fisher (is a certified gemologist and registered jeweler with the American Gem Society for many years. He takes that experience and a life spent "treasure-hunting" with his late wife and turned it into an adventure novel set in China about a wonderful jade carving and the 3 rich people who want it. Very enjoyable, with some nice strong female characters, including a female narrator.

    [[“Watch for unusual jade sculpture come on market. National Museum, Taipei might unload treasure for cash. Chiang’s son always need money. Possible Madam Chiang has valuable items in closet.]]