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Anyone had the pain block for hysterectomy surgery? Anyone had the pain block for hysterectomy surgery?

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Unread 02-10-2015, 08:45 AM
Anyone had the pain block for hysterectomy surgery?

I'm scheduling my hysterectomy for a month or so out and my doctor mentioned that they do a pain block before putting you under, did anyone else have this done? Is it like an epidural?
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Unread 02-10-2015, 09:06 AM
Re: Anyone had the pain block for surgery?

Hi, I'm not sure if we're talking about the exact same thing but when I had my hysterectomy, I was given an epidural while I was awake. Once I was under, I was given tap blocks. The doctor suggested both of these so that I'd wake up in minimal pain, and I did. Where exactly are the pain blocks going?
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Unread 02-10-2015, 09:08 AM
Re: Anyone had the pain block for surgery?

That sounds like it, he said he will call me in a week and I will ask him. He said they don't do a lot of iv meds to much after recovery so I'm thinking this really helps with pain, I'm hoping so at least!
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Unread 02-10-2015, 09:33 AM
Re: Anyone had the pain block for surgery?

Hi,
When I had my Hyster, my dr recomended a "preop" spinal block.
I had no pain after surgery. Just gas pains the next morning. The spinal was done before I was put under.
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Unread 02-10-2015, 09:49 AM
Re: Anyone had the pain block for surgery?

Awesome! Thank you ladies!! I hope the gas isn't to terrible!
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Unread 02-10-2015, 12:16 PM
Re: Anyone had the pain block for surgery?

I had a spinal block done when I was awake but they put into my IV something to relax me first and I don't even remember getting it done.

I vaguely remember throwing up in recovery but never opened my eyes. Next thing I recall is putting me on a back board to move me from recovery bed to my room bed where I would stay the night. It's the only time I remember pain or discomfort or nausea in between being woken up and it was faint momentary minutes before I fell bad asleep.

When I woke up later in my room I didn't have any pain.

The evening I had trouble sleeping so by midnight they gave me Benadryl and I slept til they woke me up at 5 am for a blood draw and medications.

Peeing took 42 minutes! I was weak, shaky, and needed help to the toilet but still felt no pain.

Before noon I had a few bites to eat of oatmeal, was still somewhat nauseated but had to eat to be discharged. Then walked the halls twice and did 2 sets of stairs to show I could walk/stand on my own so they could call the doctor to discharge me.

It wasn't until the following morning - between 48-72 hours after surgery that I was in excruciating pain - gas pains like I've never before in my life endured!! I took stool softeners, teas, smooth move, ginger & lemon, plus gas x etc. Ate fiber and constantly sipped warm water. I was finally able to have a BM before 72 hour mark and that gave a lot of relief in the lower area. However the gas pains under ribs and both shoulders continued for 24-48 hours.

Going in for surgery I was the most terrified of the thought of a spinal block yet that turned out to be the easiest part for me, it also got rid of the headache I had going into surgery! I am grateful I had it done.
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Unread 02-10-2015, 12:29 PM
Re: Anyone had the pain block for surgery?

Jenee thank you, that is good info! I do ok with anesthesia no sickness from having the tubal, and ablation done 2 years ago, so I'm hoping I don't get sick. I do remember gas pain being bad for my gal bladder surgery. That was bad! I hope I do as good as you and get out of the hospital quick sense I have asthma I don't need to catch anything!
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