Posted: Jan 08, 2014 6:26 pm
by Agrippina
Weaver wrote:
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:

Indeed - a combination of laparoscopic surgery, local anesthetics, and some quite lovely amnesiac agents like Versed administered with a narcotic like Fentanyl can mean that you aren't totally anesthetized, but have overall sedation and no memory of the event, though you are a little conscious throughout.

What was great after my surgery was that I was chatting away immediately after it. When they wheeled me back to the ward, my DH thought they hadn't done anything to me, because apart from being a little sleepy I wasn't even in any pain. And I didn't have much pain anyway, not as much as after a hernia repair I'd had done under a GA ten years earlier.