Posted: Jan 08, 2014 6:23 pm
by Agrippina
THWOTH wrote:
Agrippina wrote:
THWOTH wrote:I wouldn't volunteer for a trial like that. if someone's going to slice me open and root around I don't want to know anything about it.

I have a pathological fear of general anaesthetics so when I needed to have my lady parts removed, I opted for a spinal one. I passed out because I didn't like the feeling of my innards being moved around. Now I regret that I didn't ask them to remove my appendix while I was in there because now it's complaining and I'm going to have to deal with that fear again. I don't think I'd have the nerve to try hypnosis. I'm going to have to go through the whole "I'll die under a GA" discussion again. :nono:

Things have moved on apace though Aggie. My daughter had her bloated appendix removed by keyhole surgery two years ago, and was left with three small incisions and was able to go surfing two weeks after. Ask for a strong sedative and a local and you wont notice a thing, or even care - it'l be fine. :hugs:

My mother was living with us at the time, and in the throes of dementia, she overturned her commode all over the carpet outside the bathroom, while I was in hospital. I returned two days after my surgery to the smell of stale urine permeating through the house out to the space where we parked the car. I collected a bucket, got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed until the smell was gone - two days after a hysterectomy. Luckily I didn't hurt anything but it was pretty dramatic. Then my mum came out the bedroom and asked where I'd been, "there have been no nurses here to take care of me for days, I've had to look after myself, which is why I spilled the bucket." I tried to explain but she wasn't interested, just pleased that her nurse had come back to take care of her, so not very much bed rest for me after that.

I'm seeing the doc on Monday. More on my appendix after that. :thumbup: