Just wondering if anyone caught the Larry King show last night regarding patients who wake up during surgery? Was awful to hear the stories from the people who shared their experiences, not being able to talk or move to let anyone know how much pain you're in. What a living nightmare! It was weird because today i read in one of my patient's chart that they woke up during surgery. A while back a patient told me they woke up briefly during surgery and heard what was going on. Now i've only been an OR nurse for a little over a year and so far i've only met 2 patients who experienced this. Have any of you had patients who told you they woke up during surgery? Have any of you had surgery and woke up? If so, what did you experience? I'm just curious how common this really is. Now they have that movie "Awake" out and i think more people are going to be even more nervous to have surgery after they see this and the Larry King show.