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Unread 06-15-2006, 07:48 PM
I'm scared for the 21st

Hi, I'm Shawn, and my hysterectomy is scheduled for June 21st, only 6 days away! I'm a nervous wreck! I was doing okay until I had a bad day Monday with a trip to the hospital and an u/s, and my pre-op yesterday. Now I'm freaking out! I'm not good with anesthesia - I'm asthmatic and one time I woke up with a nebulizer treatment being done because I had problems while I was under. I've had 2 procedures since then with no anesthesia problems, but I'm still scared to death!!! I just want to wake up! My hysterectomy is a partial - it's done abdominally but I'm leaving my ovaries and cervix. Any advice to calm me down short of me downing tranquilizers? LOL
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Unread 06-15-2006, 08:11 PM
I'm scared for the 21st

Well, I am claustrophobic and I discussed it with my doctor. She said that well before they take me to the OR I will be given an IV with "Happy Drug"--her words---in it and I won't mind a thing. I'm counting on this. My surgery is on the 19th.
Unread 06-15-2006, 08:17 PM
I'm scared for the 21st

You will both be fine! Shawn, when I had my surgery and I was in the prep/holding room, the woman next to me apparently had asthma too because they gave her a breathing treatment before they took her back for surgery. I would mention your fears to your anesthesiologist and maybe he/she will order something for you before surgery.

As for the "happy drugs," they are great. I've has a few surgeries in the past few years and whenever I get my happy drugs in the prep/holding room, I get to the door of the room and then don't remember a thing.

Good luck to both of you!!!
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Unread 06-15-2006, 08:18 PM
I'm scared for the 21st

6/6 was my surgery, I did not get Happy Drug before the OR, It was given to me in the OR. This is a good idea.
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Unread 06-15-2006, 08:19 PM
I'm scared for the 21st

Oh big hugs....

I was the same way.. the surgery didnt bother me as bad as being put under. However, the anesthesiologist, came in and gave me that relaxation drug in my IV. I was in tears. He was so kind and nice about it. After he did that, I really didnt care anymore. Made me real relaxed.

I wish you well and just know if this is that big of a concern, please let them know so they can help you out! You deserve to feel good before too!

best wishes and you will be okay... dont feel alone..

Unread 06-15-2006, 10:13 PM
I'm scared for the 21st

Thank you everyone! Wish I could have that happy drug right about now until the 21st! LOL!
Unread 06-15-2006, 10:25 PM
I'm scared for the 21st

Yeah, give me that happy drug to so I can calm down my anxious self! Oh, I had the Versed (happy drug) yesterday with the colonoscopy, it was WONDERFUL, wish it didn't wear off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unread 06-16-2006, 12:11 AM
I'm scared for the 21st

I am also asthmatic and woke up with the tube still in my throat-- being a little clausterphobic, I was so scared and of course I knew not to touch it but they said to relax and breathe and I did and I was fine. It does not hurt to call the anesthesia dept in your hospital (I did) and explain your concerns- maybe they can pick a Dr who is better with your issues and can calm you better. MY surgery is the 23rd for a TAH and panniculectomy so it is a 4 hour surgery. Have faith and dont get all worried-- they know what they are doing.
Unread 06-16-2006, 05:22 AM
I'm scared for the 21st

Hi Shawn!!

My surgery is the same day as yours. I am getting anxious myself, and am trying to keep busy.

I don't know if you have the option of having and epidural for your surgery or not. That way you wouldn't have to be put out. Just a thought!!

Unread 06-16-2006, 07:46 PM
I'm scared for the 21st

Hello! My surgery is the day before yours ..total abdominal and one ovary. I do not have any experience with the asthma thing, but the advice the other girls gave sounds great. If you are comfortable, maybe you could call you doc and ask for a low dose anti anxiety. I take .025 Xanax as needed. Funny, but thats getting more often lately...go figure. I am not a doctor and I do not think these would work for everyone, but it has helped me alot.

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