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Updated: Aug 13, 2022

The feeling of yesterday's optimism

of the second last

Screenwriting Workshop

of my program

have deflated.

Like a helium balloon

that someone has taken a pin to

and poked a hole.

Emergence delirium (ED) and emergence agitation (EA) are abnormal mental states that develop as a result of anesthesia administration during the transition from unconsciousness to complete wakefulness. Inadequate emergence from anesthesia can present with either hyperactivity or hypoactivity. (Taken from a Medscape article by Zdravka Zafirova, MD Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director of CVICU, Mount Sinai Medical Center)

Emergence agitation (EA) involves restlessness, disorientation, excitation, non-purposeful movement, inconsolability, thrashing, and incoherence during early recovery from general anesthesia.

(Taken from an article from a Journal of Anesthesia By Seok-Jin Lee & Tae-Yun Sung.)

So why am I telling you about this?

Because it is a Real Thing.

It Is a real risk.

A potential harm, that is real.

It is the reason I can barely move my neck this morning.

IT is the reason that the tension in my upper back,

that runs up my neck

is causing an insane headache.

And nausea.

It is the reason I will not be sitting at this computer very long to write this,

because sitting is too painful on my lower back at this moment.

It is the reason that I sadly did not attend my second last Zoom Workshop of my program.

And it is the reason that my optimism is a deflated balloon.

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