October 8, 2012

Metallica Monday: Fade to Black

I like to pick a Metallica Monday song that fits what's going on in my life, either in the title, the lyrics, or the subject matter of the video.

Which is why this week I chose:

Fade to Black

More extensive post to come, but I had surgery last Thursday to reconstruct a torn Achilles tendon.

Going into the hospital, I thought I'd just get a local anesthetic and a nerve blocker during the procedure, but the surgical nurse and anesthesiologist informed me that I'd be knocked out.

It kinda makes sense, and I'm glad they did, because laying still on my stomach for an hour and a half would be tough, and it'd be one more concern for the surgical team to worry about.

Anyway, after a minor anesthetic, they injected the nerve blocker in the back of my knee, and then they completed the trio with a stronger anesthetic which quickly made everything "fade to black".

Next thing I knew, I woke up in the post-op room.

Yes, there really is a Metallica song for every occasion.


  1. Wow! I'm so sorry that all happened, but hope you're recovering ok. It's amazing how there really is a song for everything...

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