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Post  Lioned on Tue 6 Oct - 15:19

I gotta have an op' in a couple of weeks time,nothing too serious,keyhole stuff.I may have the option to have a local anesthetic rather than general,i would like to see whats going on and dont want to be put out really (just incase it dont work).What does peeps think who've had it ? :ill:

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Post  malena stool on Tue 6 Oct - 16:33

I've had both Lioned and it really is down to the individual where an option is given. What does the surgeon or his team recommend?
Go for the local if you are OK with the idea of watching and knowing what the surgeon is doing to you.
If not a general is possibly the best option.
Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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Post  Lioned on Tue 6 Oct - 16:40

Thanks malena,i'd rather know what their up to,got to go for pre op assessment next week so i'll ask them what they think,i suspect they prefer you to be out cold.

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Post  Guest on Tue 6 Oct - 16:47

I had two children by C-section - the first by epidural, the second was under a GA.

I was awake with the epidural but you still don't get to see anything. However I recovered a lot faster than with the GA, and felt a lot less rotten afterwards. If that is of any help to you!

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Post  Lioned on Tue 6 Oct - 17:03

The only other time i have been in hospital was to have a 'voluntary' op' to a rather delicate area of my anatomy a few years ago.I had the choice then and went for a 'local'.Just as the surgeon was about to start he asked if i would mind if a few students watched !
So i thought i dont really care at this point,and about 20 young lady student doctors came in.

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Post  Angelina on Tue 6 Oct - 17:10

Lioned wrote:The only other time i have been in hospital was to have a 'voluntary' op' to a rather delicate area of my anatomy a few years ago.I had the choice then and went for a 'local'.Just as the surgeon was about to start he asked if i would mind if a few students watched !
So i thought i dont really care at this point,and about 20 young lady student doctors came in.

Isn't that awful...happened to me as I was giving birth to twins....but by then I really didn't care

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Post  Lioned on Tue 6 Oct - 18:17

When my wifey was having our second by C section she had a 'general' and fell off the table,luckily my little baby was out by that time so we just left her there to sleep it off.



(not funny at the time i know but is when we think about it now)

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Post  Angelina on Tue 6 Oct - 18:48

Lioned wrote:When my wifey was having our second by C section she had a 'general' and fell off the table,luckily my little baby was out by that time so we just left her there to sleep it off.



(not funny at the time i know but is when we think about it now)

OMG!! Yes, it can be funny after the event. I'm glad they were both ok.

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Post  Lioned on Tue 6 Oct - 20:11

Yep they was ok,wifey had been in hosp for about 2 months (bed rest) cos things looked bad and my little baby was yellow for about two weeks so they left her in the incubater to 'cook' a little bit more.....

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Post  Angelina on Tue 6 Oct - 20:13

Lioned wrote:Yep they was ok,wifey had been in hosp for about 2 months (bed rest) cos things looked bad and my little baby was yellow for about two weeks so they left her in the incubater to 'cook' a little bit more.....

That sounds familiar except my first one "cooked" for 4 weeks

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Post  fishie on Tue 6 Oct - 20:22

From a medical point of view there is much less risk in having a local,it's usually explained that with a GA there is a small risk of complications.Generally there are drapes around the op site so you don't get to see much,but you can hear the inane comments from the 'team'.
I'd opt for local whenever possible,as has been said,recovery is quicker,less sickness and you get to go home quicker.
All the best lioned. :cute:

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Post  Lioned on Tue 6 Oct - 20:24

Ah,was all very worrying at the time but worth it in the end.Now i got to go back to the same place and have my bits sorted out.


Trust you and yours was ok as well Angellina.

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Post  Lioned on Tue 6 Oct - 20:31

Thanks fishie,i pretty much made up my mind for a 'local' as from experience (I dont want to fall off the table) i want to know what 'their' up to.


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Post  magicslipper on Tue 6 Oct - 20:43

I've also had two c sections, one local and the other GA, the GA I had no choice in but the other felt a bit like somebody was doing the washing up in my stomach, I felt the odd tug but nothing more. I f I had to do it again think i'd go for local.

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Post  Angelina on Tue 6 Oct - 21:56

Lioned wrote:Ah,was all very worrying at the time but worth it in the end.Now i got to go back to the same place and have my bits sorted out.


Trust you and yours was ok as well Angellina.

Yes, I've got three fine sons thank you

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Post  frankie stein on Wed 7 Oct - 10:49

Angelina wrote:
Lioned wrote:Ah,was all very worrying at the time but worth it in the end.Now i got to go back to the same place and have my bits sorted out.


Trust you and yours was ok as well Angellina.

Yes, I've got three fine sons thank you



I hope your three boys take after their dad, perish the thought that they would be lumbered with any of your traits


Lioned, good luck with getting your 'bits' sorted. I'm afraid if it was me they would have
to knock me out cold

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Post  Angelina on Wed 7 Oct - 11:14

[quote="frankie stein"]
Angelina wrote:
Lioned wrote:Ah,was all very worrying at the time but worth it in the end.Now i got to go back to the same place and have my bits sorted out.


Trust you and yours was ok as well Angellina.

Yes, I've got three fine sons thank you



I hope your three boys take after their dad, perish the thought that they would be lumbered with any of your traits



Every one of them takes after me...great personality, clean living, non-drinking or smoking, good looking, law abiding, polite and affable....and totally stark raving bonkers

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Post  frankie stein on Wed 7 Oct - 11:30

[quote="Angelina"]
frankie stein wrote:
Angelina wrote:
Lioned wrote:Ah,was all very worrying at the time but worth it in the end.Now i got to go back to the same place and have my bits sorted out.


Trust you and yours was ok as well Angellina.

Yes, I've got three fine sons thank you



I hope your three boys take after their dad, perish the thought that they would be lumbered with any of your traits



Every one of them takes after me...great personality, clean living, non-drinking or smoking, good looking, law abiding, polite and affable....and totally stark raving bonkers




A bit like my lot then

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Post  Guest on Wed 7 Oct - 11:36

Yep, Lioned, I'd agree with Fishie - if you can opt for local rather than general when you have the choice.

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Post  Lioned on Wed 7 Oct - 22:50

Thanks everyone for your help and advice.I'm off to watch Holby City now.

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Post  magicslipper on Wed 7 Oct - 23:01

Enjoy Holby and best of luck for the op

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