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I work up from surgery speaking spanish

I had a minor outpatient surgery yesterday in which I was under anesthesia for about 2 hours.

For about 10 minutes as I was waking up but before I was lucid, the nurses couldn't get me to speak in English. Apparently I was very coherently answering all the questions in spanish and asking for my wife.

It's good to know my daily hours of studying are paying off. Now I just wish I could have a conversation when I wasn't hopped up on drugs and needing to have a conversation.

July 8, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aarman32291

The funny thing is that I'm fairly certain I was dreaming in English and then when I finally started becoming lucid I remember hearing them ask me questions in English and then responded to one final question in spanish and the nurse said "Aaron I don't speak spanish can you answer me in english?"

Then I spent the next 10 minutes convincing them my level of pain really was 7/10 even though I was laughing histerically about the spanish.

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/beadspitter

That is awesome.

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

Lol!

What a weird/beautiful/curious experience! xD

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fallingknight

That's pretty amusing. I find myself dreaming in Spanish from time to time, and it is satisfying knowing that daily study is having some effect. I hope the next time you get a chance to converse in Spanish you're not so doped you can't recall it happening!

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/churchill25

I dream in Spanish every now and then.

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_DragonFyre_

When someone speaks to me in spanish, I usually dream in spanish that night.

November 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matt.91

Yeah I had a dream once where I was speaking Spanish. Amazing what our brains can do with all this information!

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/churchill25

I didn't wake up from surgery speaking Spanish. Bummer.

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zachmettenberger

I should try that!

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/billy_angel14

beat out mariota

July 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Monibuho

¡Qué historia tan increíble! La anestesia habrá bloqueado temporalmente la zona del cerebro de habla inglesa y potenció la parte del cerebro que habla en español. Me gustaría hablar en inglés, aunque sea dormida jaja

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/j.l.h

That is pretty neat.

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/herky9

lol

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaughterofThor

:D :D :D XP

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gikalomajor

Es fascinante a veces en mi suenos yo hablo espanol. Deseo yo pude hablar y entender asi cuando estoy despierto

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaGringaCubana

jajajajajajajaaa! I love this!

April 9, 2018
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