Hi, I got your message, & just now read this and I had forgotten you are in another country so I guess your medicine works differently than ours, in one area or another, since I would just call the anesthesiologist.. Can you also call the person who administers the IV midazolam if other people gag and explain that you will probably fight it if you gag, (certainly you would not want to fight it, but if discomfort or a feeling of not being able to breathe is the result, you might.
That might get the truth out of them, or they might be willing to go into it understanding you need more, since surely not everyone has a perfect experience. I have been through some horrid gagging experience when I was younger, especially the forced stomach pumping when I was real young which has haunted me all of my life so I would be freaked also. I think you are smart to LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE STILL AWAKE IN FACT KEEP TALKING or keep being a "problem" such as moving etc, and perhaps they will give you more midazolam, that is, whatever your level of the stuff is to be put to sleep.. I have done that at the dentist's office when I knew that I was not at all affected by the gas and they kept giving me slightly more, cautiously. I just did not want to walk in there and say "Hi , I have a high tolerance" but if you have the nerve to do so, I suggest it, because they will have a more cooperative patient if you are still and not gagging or suffering
I guess they are looking for an internal bleed to explain your anemia?
Mine is not rescheduled yet. It was for Mar 27, which has come and gone. We didn't realize my husband's surgery would render him unable to drive me home, and you have to have someone drive you home,not a taxi and I don't have so many people I could have called for such a favor.. as we did when younger and we could both go out more often, have ppl over, etc.
Good luck. Please let us know about the experience. I think you seem pretty calm about it, actually.
Oh, my posting problems were to do with my own computer, I could not get on AOL, through the software I have on my computer, That is how I usually get on here, and it won't hook up to the Internet.. So I came directly to the browser this time. (and yesterday when I figured out what the problem was)