Hi, happened to run across your comment again and remembered something that connected to your "hallucinations" and also might make you laugh.
My mother-in-law was a feisty critter and was a cleaning fanatic. When she broke her hip, they had her on a bunch of painkillers immediately after surgery. She told us this story:
"The 5th floor of this hospital is a torture chamber. They take you up there and tilt your bed up so you're standing up but still strapped to the bed. Then they torture you. They stick needles into you and hit you. Also, the place is filthy. There are chocolate chip cookies all over the wall, and they've sprayed whipped cream on the clocks so you can't see them clearly."
She was absolutely convinced of this even after she recovered completely. We joked among ourselves that at least what she saw on the walls was good, not excrement.
She lived for 7 more years till she was almost 88, and if the question of the hospital came up she would insist, "They REALLY DO have a torture chamber on the 5th floor."
The hospital had only 3 floors. The image could not be shaken. Even though logic told her it was a drug-induced event, and even though she admitted to rationally understanding it, the images stayed with her until she died.
I thought you might get some relief from hearing that someone else had weird dreams.
There's another whacko professing nonsense like this somewhere on the HVJ. Stop it! By the way, if you are separated from your husband I don't think it is appropriate for you to be having a heart valve journal in his name and divulging his personal information.
Hmmm. Never heard of that. I remember the anesthesiologist saying "this will take the edge off" and the next thing I knew the nurses in ICU were asking me to open my eyes and squeeze their fingers. I did have some weird, but not frightening, dreams after surgery . . . I figured it was the drugs.
It sounds like it may have been a reaction to the pain meds or the anesthia.
I was on Percocet after my surgery and began to have significant halucinations! One night in the hospital I was convinced that all the night shift nurses were standing at the head of my bed talking very loud. I could not figure out why they were being so rude. When I told a nurse in the morning about being up all night she said I talked alot but definitely slept through the night. Once home I continued to have halucinations, talking very loud for hours. One night I got out of my recliner on my own and was standing in the bathroom yelling at the dog because I was convinced someone left the water on in the tub and flooded the bathroom. After that night I weaned myself off the Percocet.
I have heard from other people they have had very strange "dreams" during anesthia.
I am not a doctor but it might be worth asking an anesthiologist about.