Imagine this scary scenario: you're in the middle of a surgery when you suddenly wake up as the surgeons cut you open - you're aware (and terrified) but cannot communicate with the doctors.
Fiction? No, that's a condition called Anesthesia Awareness and it happened to this woman:
During surgery to remove a damaged right eye, Carol Weihrer woke up.
"I was totally awake and aware," she says, "but completely unable to communicate or move in any way at all. …I heard the surgeon telling the resident to cut deeper and pull harder."