Well folks, it looks like my anesthesia problem has been solved!
In a word “Ether”… yup.. it is that simple and its something the average person can purchase. Its also safe, well… safe in relative context. its easy to use and from what I can tell, seems to be the type of drug that allows one to select the level of sedation.
While I will be purchasing a small supply of it, I also learned its not even that difficult to make if one has access to a grade school level chemistry set.. (which I do).. and I’ve downloaded the instructions and a video on the procedure to manufacture it.
I’m not an expert on it obviously and still have much research to do.. but from what I can tell, I can buy a 500ml bottle for $50 that is enough to completely anesthetize at least 20 to 30 times….
Oh.. and by the way.. I’d also like to convey a bit of my own personal experience with “self administered anesthesia”… A few months ago, we slaughtered all our pigs as we normally do when it gets cold.. We also process all the meat ourselves. While I’ve been processing deer for years, its only in the past three years we started processing pigs too. So in light of all my complaining about sharp knives, my friend went out an bought me a Christmas gift this past winter.. A professional grade, general use butchering knife… This is a $75 piece of hardware that seems to be sharper than my brand new razors.. I was amazed when I started cutting.
So there I am, humming along, slicing and dicing with my new knife.. You all know where this is going don’t you? yup.. I did it.. Not being used to the cutting power of this wonderfully sharp instrument, I sliced my finger from knuckle to knuckle and all the way to the bone.. What really amazed me is that I felt the knife “bump” me, but didn’t feel it actually cut me.. and yet it opened me right up..
Damn that hurt.. I was starting to pour sweat, hot flashes, getting light headed, and I knew darn well that my wife was going to have to clean it out (raw pork!) and then close it up. I could have gone to the hospital, there’s a clinic just a few miles down the road, but I didn’t want to go through that.
So, I self medicated myself with something called a “Whippet” that contains nitrous oxide.. As soon as a sucked in my first breath, I was instantly relaxed.. My heart rate normalized, I stopped sweating, and I felt a whole lot better… I could still feel the pain but it didn’t bother me anymore. My wife dunked my finger in some hydrogen peroxide, hit it with some iodine, (or is it iodide?), and then let it air dry.. Once it was dried, she super-glued it together, and then wrapped it up.
How nice it was to have that nitrous around and a whippet cracker to dump it into a party balloon…
Statistics: Posted by Murby — Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:41 pm