Patient's experienceBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7536.277 (Published 02 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:277
- Colin John Rees, consultant gastroenterologist (Colin.firstname.lastname@example.org)1
- 1 Department of Gastroenterology, South Tyneside Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, South Shields NE34 0PL
- Correspondence to: C J Rees
It was terrifying waking up in intensive care.1 I didn't know where I was or what had been done. In particular, having the balloon in my mouth was terrifying. This frightened me into discharging myself. I was so frightened at the thought I might die, and I wanted to be in familiar surroundings and hoped I would be OK.