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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Some of us have had a discussion about being put under or being numbed from the waist down.

After the anesthesiologist asked questions and found out that at the last surgery where they put me under they were going to take me to my room and I told them I couldn't breathe they told me I could. I kept telling them I couldn't so they put oxygen on me and what a difference it made. She realized I did not need to be put under so chose the numbing. I feel good about that. I will be more in control of how I feel.

Several of you have told of your good experience with this. She said she would keep me comfortable. I really like her.

She used to be an anesthesiologist for cardiology and loves my cardiologist. Now she is working with her husband. That makes me feel even better about her.

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    It is wonderful that you have such a great team of Drs! Hugs to you!!
    Praying for the cardiologist appt on the 16th!
    1891 days ago
    Having faith and being comfortable with your doctor and the one who operates on you is the most important thing for you to have. This is a good thing that you are talking all these things over with your medical providers.

    I really believe you will do very well with this and bounce back quickly to being able to walk and move around.

    Jesus is with you all the way and is watching over you and cares so deeply for you and your physical health. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1891 days ago
    I like the way you are staying on top of your medical providers - hope you have someone that will be driving you to the procedure......when is it? Weslaco? Prayers my friend. When the medical providers approach you I know they will feel the power of our Lord Jesus in the room!!!
    1892 days ago
    Hi Irene,
    Thanks for your blog on this ... I am scheduled for TKR surgery and have made the same decision as yourself. I had other surgeries and been so sick from being put under I always felt horrible. I was a little freaked out when the anesthesiologist told me about this but am warming up to the idea as my surgery gets closer.

    I hope you do well with your experience ... and will keep you in my prayers!

    1892 days ago
    The most important thing is that YOU are comfortable with what is going on and that you trust your care providers. God will take care of the rest :-) I have panic issues, so had to be put under. But I'm also very young for having had 2 knee replacements (9-17-12 rtkr and 12-24-12 ltkr) at 45. I'm working hard now to get my bending back. We can do it! Being without the constant grating pain is wonderful! I will keep you in my prayers.
    1893 days ago
    I'm glad you are able to make the choice you want. It makes this process somewhat easy when you can make some of the decisions. It's good that you feel safe in her hands, too. Prayers for an easy surgery and quick recovery are coming.
    1893 days ago
    I just had a knee replacement 3 weeks ago. My last 2 surgeries I was so sick from the anesthesia for almost a week. When given the option for a spinal block I was nervous but it went great right after surgery. Even the 2 weeks after I just felt better. It is so much better on your heart too. Don't worry, you won't feel a thing and you won't remember anything. Rest easy and good luck!
    1894 days ago
    I am so glad that you feel good about this. Will be praying for you, knowing that your are healed by the blood of the lamb.
    1894 days ago
    praying for you that all goes well
    1894 days ago
    So glad you are so comfortable with your medical team. That sure means a lot and got fingers crossed that your cardiologist ok's the surgery. (((HUGS)))
    1895 days ago
    Irene i am so happy your found someone who wants to work WITH you!! thats FANTASTIC!!
    1895 days ago
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  • MEME102
    I agree -- if you have faith in them and feel that you can trust them - that's half the battle!! Hope you keep getting good news!!
    1895 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    So glad that You are Happy with the Doctors, Medical Staff and Hospital. Hope things will go fine for You. God Bless You and Will be keeping You in My Prayers. Have a Wonderful Week and Enjoy Today. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1895 days ago
    That is so good to hear
    1895 days ago
    Sounds like things are progressing well, good luck. Sending prayers and hugs.
    1895 days ago
    Sounds great. Nice when you are comfortable with the people involved.
    1895 days ago
    1895 days ago
    I agree with Carolyn - it's good that you like the people who are working you over! emoticon I was "numbed" for my last two C-sections, so I could be awake and aware to welcome my babies. Shel
    1895 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    I'm glad you like your anesthesiologist. It sounds like she has lots of experience too.

    1895 days ago
    So glad you are happy with the care you will be given. It helps when you feel you are being heard. I am continuing to pray for you.
    1895 days ago
    It is good that you feel comfortable with her.
    Everything is going to be fine, You are in my prayers.

    Hugs Mary
    1895 days ago
    Sounds like an excellent decision, Irene. Best wishes for a successful operation and speedy recovery!
    1895 days ago
    Happy to say I have no experience with surgery or being put under, but I think it's great that in this day and age we are given this kind of choice in our medical care. What's good for one person is not necessarily good for another. Best of luck to you in your upcoming surgery and recovery.
    1895 days ago
    Glad that you are comfortable with that, and you will continue to be in my daily prayers.


    1895 days ago
    It is good that she listened to what you were saying.
    1895 days ago
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