Over the Hedge by T Lewis and Michael Fry

Over the Hedge

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago

    Don’t worry about surviving the procedure… the anesthetic will kill you!

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 3 years ago

    I’ve never had a general anesthetic. I do not think I’d handle it well.

  3. Juice- Bruce

    Juice- Bruce said, about 3 years ago

    That last panel is priceless, the look on all there faces ! Verne to the rescue again :)

  4. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, about 3 years ago


    You don’t have to “handle” general anesthetic. You’re awake, then you’re not … then you’re awake again. My first time, I did awaken with nausea for about an hour, so thereafter I made sure to tell the anesthesiologist about the nausea and it was never a problem again.

  5. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, about 3 years ago

    And RJ soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo deserves this.

  6. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    Bird may mean about coming out of it. Some folks when waking can get very agitated even violent with out meaning to.
    When I had the hernia fixed I remembered two things. Sliding over onto the table looking at the clock. It was 7:30am. When I next opened my eyes. I saw another clock. It was 2:30pm. I thought “Damn I missed the whole thing.” I felt the huge bandaged area when the nurse came over checking me. She said I was a good patient. I did not go crazy as some she had seen.
    I did find it disconcerting as I had no memory of the procedure at all. Just the two clocks. Now later when the pain killers and relaxers wore off I could feel the pain. Refused pain killers to take home. Pain is temporary after surgery. It reminds you to be careful.

  7. Rugeirn Drienborough

    Rugeirn Drienborough said, about 3 years ago

    Like most forms of anesthetic, Hammy’s “medication” has to be administered carefully. Not enough and it won’t be effective, too much might kill the patient. Isn’t it amazing how similar being anesthetized with a baseball bat is to being anesthetized with the real thing?

  8. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 3 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    The nausea is what I was referring to. I know that I’m completely miserable when I get seasick. And then there’s the whole disorientation thing.

  9. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 3 years ago


    Yes, that’s was part of it. Have you ever seen an animal coming out of it?

  10. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    That’s Cowboy medicine

  11. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Sorry to butt in…having worked for a veterinarian I have seen animals coming out. They can be very scary, howling, keening, thrashing, all completely unaware. One time, the vet was about to decapitate a dead squirrel for a state-mandated rabies exam. With the scalpel poised on the squirrel’s neck the dog directly behind him started coming out and let out the most unearthly moan. Everyone in the room jumped a foot. I still laugh thinking about it.

  12. thehag

    thehag said, about 3 years ago


    You are lucky. Do your best to not have general anesthetic ever. Nasty stuff and some side effects can linger for weeks.

  13. rekam

    rekam GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I have to tell the anestheologist that I am claustrophobic. They put me to sleep first with whatever they put in the IV and then go from there. No problems, whatsoever.

  14. Sandor_at_the_Zoo

    Sandor_at_the_Zoo GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    You’re welcome to try, RJ.

  15. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    That would be funny. Good scalpel control I assume?
    I remember my dad after his heart surgery he kept thrashing around so much they had to secure him.
    I woke up really quiet like. I don’t thrash around much even when I sleep. I have done sleep experiments and they said I move very little but when I do move its slowly.
    Maybe goes back to as a kid fearing the monsters in the closet type stuff. My dad would say “If you don’t make any rapid sudden movements they won’t see you.” It was to keep me in bed and not wandering around the house.
    Each person handles it differently.
    At least its better than waking up in the middle of it all.

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