a little confused,shocked and scared

14 years 4 months ago #3335 by Rosemary
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Stacey,

My suggestion to you is to talk it over thoroughly with your doctor to see if he has an objection to your own preference of anesthesia.

My personal preference has always been an epidural.  It makes a big difference for my recovery time, so I ask for it always and then try to stand my ground (unless I get vetoed by the Doctor).  

Good luck tomorrow.

Best regards,
Rosemary

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

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14 years 4 months ago #3336 by Patricia
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Really Rosemary...an epidural? I mean with a TURB you're only out about l5 minutes and a short time in recovery .. no pain...and you walk out of the place. I'd have a panic attack if i had to watch!! But then again i had a very bad experience with an epidural once.

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14 years 4 months ago #3340 by Rosemary
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Patricia,

I do get a knock out drug, too.   I hate general anesthesia.  It takes me forever to wake up and I get in a really bad mood.  The Anesthesiolgist seems to understand what I describe to him, and he has compassion and gives me my way.

I hate general anesthesia.

Regards,
Rosemary

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

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14 years 4 months ago #3344 by staceyjani
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Hi all, it's the big day today at noon for me. I hate general also..so I hope to get the spinal actually. I just had a spinal for my daughter when she was born 6 months ago and I felt a whole lot better with it. does anyone really know how long it takes to do the surgery? 15 min ? when I asked the nurse she thought 40 min to an hr but not sure. I suppose it depends on the person. :-/ I'm going to spend my morning packing Jasmines diaper bag,got the stroller out for my mom to push her around and trying to keep busy so I dont think to much. my son is going to spend the night with his dad (my ex) and he's going to school so thats a blessing there because he talks way to much,I need to relax. I sent my husband to work today..only one day of vacation left..I told him just go..I dont want this to be any more dramaful..he gets me all nervous when he worries. my mom is steady and calm plus she knows how to handle jasmine. were u guys nervous on your big day also? I just dont wana be put under,I get all phobic about that. any words of wisdom on that subject? how does a person feel after the removal?
will the dr go over anything with me? toooooooooooo nervous!!!!

Stacey

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14 years 4 months ago #3345 by Rosie
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Stacey,

I am surprised to learn that you had no pre-op tests and discussions about anethesia before today? Did you go through any pre-op blood tests, CT scans, chest x-ray etc. I didn't want an epidural as I know I would freak if I am unable to move my legs. Rather than a general, where the long tube is inserted way down the throat and can cause discomfort for a couple days after surgery I requested a shorter tube. It sounds something like Ellie May.

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14 years 4 months ago #3347 by staceyjani
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Well I called the cancer center here (day unit) and my sugery is two hrs after I get there. I have to go over all health screenings and talk to anestsiology. depends on my health on what kind of anestesia they give me. I am not nervous about the legs being numb,had this before with two of my babies,births. I sound like Ellie may here to. I dont know medical terms and spellings but anyways worried if my mom can handle jasmine all day. most of you got to come home quick? were you in pain ect,cause I'll have jasmine when I go home til 7 tonight when my husband returns. a bit nervous..
Stacey

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