My LSH is scheduled for Jan. 19. The possibility of post-operative nausea and vomiting is almost more frightening to me than the upcoming surgery itself. (A princess definitely does not want to have her business yanked out and then be stitched up only to have to endure further displeasure!) I have been reading about the drug Zofran, which can either be given intravenously on the day of surgery or as a tablet before surgery. Has anyone used this drug? Was it effective? Can anyone offer other recommendations on how to avoid post-op sickness?
I talked to my doctor about the same subject at my pre-op appointment because every single narcotic pain med I have ever been on has given me severe nausea and vomiting. And you're right, that's not something we want to go through after what we just went through.
My doctor wrote on the chart to have them give me anti-nausea meds (sorry she didn't say what) before surgery and then right in my IV afterward when they give me the morphine. So, I would also suggest that you talk to them before surgery and I am sure they will give you what you need. After all, that's their job.
I have problems with acid refelx disease so I made sure I told them about it and then I asked the nurse if they would give me something so I would not get sick and she said yes they would give me 3 different things and even though I dont have to take my Zantac very often the doctor ordered it for me everyday.
So when ever I have surgery I ask for something to keep me from getting sick.