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by ironvic52
Mon May 23, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Self intubation on the operating table
Replies: 43
Views: 4149

Re: Self intubation on the operating table

You know, it's stopped mattering to me. I was responding as much to the self-aggrandizing tone and insipid melodrama of his posts, as much as I was the technically dubious stuff. Still doesn't sound plausible to me, but it was better written than most of the troll posts we get. I piled on early, th...
by ironvic52
Mon May 23, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Self intubation on the operating table
Replies: 43
Views: 4149

Re: Self intubation on the operating table

OP, whether I believe you or not is no matter. I do not know you from Adam. All I can say is one of the reasons other posters don't believe you is because your posts are written like melodrama novels. And are not really posts about experiences where other posters can chime in and give advice. They ...
by ironvic52
Mon May 23, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun
Replies: 73
Views: 3494

Re: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun

Only one nurse died, not both; I would also argue there's no way the suspect whipped out a "hunting rifle". I also have a hard time seeing a SWAT team repelling down the side of a building in 1975. Yesterday's news, a woman whipped out a SWORD in a fast food joint. The article only said which of hi...
by ironvic52
Mon May 23, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun
Replies: 73
Views: 3494

Re: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun

We got there just as the surgeon pronounced Diane dead and he told us we would not be needed. He took one look at our suction unit and said, "Sorry guys for putting you through this, I think it wouldn't have helped much anyway." The other nurse was tucked near a desk surrounded by another team of m...
by ironvic52
Mon May 23, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun
Replies: 73
Views: 3494

Re: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun

So vic....is this how you normally start a conversation? You can see how people might find this whole thing a bit...odd, yes? Add in your whole self-intubation deep throat story, and frankly...you kinda seem like a freak. No offense, just letting you know. So, TDW, is this how you guys welcome a ne...
by ironvic52
Sun May 22, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun
Replies: 73
Views: 3494

Re: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun

Naw, I'm not thin skinned at all. But let me educate you EMS guys about the 1970s. In those days crash carts were run on 120 volts and the suction units had to be plugged in. For most CPR patients, that was fine because the cart rolled to the bedside and was stationary. The one we had in our rig act...
by ironvic52
Sun May 22, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Self Surgurey reality
Replies: 49
Views: 5682

Re: Self Surgurey reality

Well, I never had a problem with self-surg on an ingrown hair, usually a tweezer or small hemostat pulling on the hair stub does the trick. But, I have done up a real big blackhead a time or two with an X-Acto knife with a #11 blade slathered with alcohol. I am a little weird and to me digging one o...
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun
Replies: 73
Views: 3494

Re: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun

Like I said before, I'll make no judgement as to the truth of this story (and I certainly don't have enough medical knowledge to call bullshit on the other one), really doesn't make a difference to me either way, but may I offer a suggestion? Go ahead and make an intro post, tell us a little bit ab...
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun
Replies: 73
Views: 3494

Re: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun

You may have a point there. I didn't see that thread until after I posted. I still say we give him the benefit of the doubt on this one, and I'll leave the decision on the other one to those who know more than I do about medical matters, it does seem a little extreme. :? Yeah, that's the problem......
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun
Replies: 73
Views: 3494

Re: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun

So, you're involved in a dynamic shooting situation and all your info, some of it conflicting, is coming in to a command post. That is then relayed to SWAT and discussed among the members prepping to go in. I was going on info the SWAT team leader was telling us about what was going on. They said ri...
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Self intubation on the operating table
Replies: 43
Views: 4149

Re: Self intubation on the operating table

I really don't care if you believe me or not. Some of you guys think this is a big joke. Someday the info here could save your own life. I also posted my story about a hospital shooting and I think only one guy believed that one. Well, lo and behold one smart guy actually found the story, by United ...
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Self intubation on the operating table
Replies: 43
Views: 4149

Re: Self intubation on the operating table

BlueSilkRibbon wrote:As a practitioner of that skill I am calling shenanigans.

But of course, judging from your avatar, you are fully qualified to intubate zombies and other creatures of the night.
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Self intubation on the operating table
Replies: 43
Views: 4149

Re: Self intubation on the operating table

I'm more familiar with RSI in prehospital settings (never done it - I've only intubated mannequins) but don't they administer a muscle relaxant or paralytic prior to OR intubation? As to post anesthesia awareness and recall, that's utterly plausible: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anesthesia_awarenes...
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Self intubation on the operating table
Replies: 43
Views: 4149

Re: Self intubation on the operating table

Lol, this is good. If this had actually happened, don't you think there would be news articles about it and paragraphs in medical journals? Easy answer to that one--look up HIPAA on the internet. it'll never happen. Funny how you clowns believe in zombies and have lost the ability to find truth in ...
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Self intubation on the operating table
Replies: 43
Views: 4149

Re: Self intubation on the operating table

I'm not gonna out right accuse you of lying, but is it possible that under all the narcotics you were given that you might have had a hallucination or extremely vivid dream? I've been through my share of surgeries and always have STRANGE experiences, but in the end they can normally be linked to th...
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun
Replies: 73
Views: 3494

Re: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun

i completely appreciate this post. +1. Sadly we all learn from the loss of people that are special to us. My biggest fear has always been that someone i know would fall so that i could learn a lesson.. Sounds like you don't need to learn the lesson, you already know it. My life is full of stories l...
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun
Replies: 73
Views: 3494

Re: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun

Whats that smell? I think that what you smell is bullshit. The only instance I can find of anything even resembling what the OP describes is this one. http://articles.sfgate.com/1999-09-15/news/17698374_1_chase-through-hospital-corridors-anaheim-city-jail-west-anaheim-medical-center See what I mean...
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Self intubation on the operating table
Replies: 43
Views: 4149

Self intubation on the operating table

As I was waking up, my first thought was, "Man I'm cold to the bone, the surgery must be over..." Then I heard a near panicked voice, "...uh...I can't find my landmarks, the swelling's so bad, everything's shifted." It was the anesthesiologist and he was telling the surgeon he had failed to intubate...
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Needed a gun and didn't have a gun
Replies: 73
Views: 3494

Needed a gun and didn't have a gun

My EMT partner and I were asked by Los Angeles PD SWAT to accompany them into a hospital in West L.A. where 2 nurses had been shot with a hunting rifle by a disgruntled employee. The shooter was still in the building and SWAT teams were rappelling down the highrise hospital checking windows looking ...
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?
Replies: 661
Views: 68683

Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

12 gauge 870 and a Sig P-226. Decent ammo availability and with both, most defensive situations can be handled. If the trouble is at rifle range, I figure I have time to disappear before they arrive. Of course life being what it is, you'll have a dire need for a .22 and all you have is a shotgun...
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Just One Weapon By Choice?
Replies: 70
Views: 3109

Re: Just One Weapon By Choice?

I love my old police Remington 12 gauge pump. Bought it as a law enforcement trade-in at the gunshop and it was cheap, too. But the one weapon I'd choose would be my Sig P-226 9mm. It's fairly light, accurate, reliable and 9mm is plentiful and cheap. I can stick it in my trousers pocket and cover it...
by ironvic52
Sat May 21, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Have you saved a life?
Replies: 174
Views: 9994

Re: Have you saved a life?

I saved far more lives as a fire department dispatcher than I ever did as an ambulance man in Los Angeles. If you use them right, the phone and the radio can be powerful life savers. In the ambulance, I had 2 righteous saves in 4 years. One was a scuba diver washed up on shore, a real save because h...

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