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Position when put to sleep? Position when put to sleep?

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Unread 03-02-2010, 09:02 PM
Position when put to sleep?

I find being in the stirrups in the gyno office rather embarrassing, as I'm sure most people do. So, suddenly it dawned on me that I'll be in that position... or worse... in front of numerous medical people during my surgery. I'm hoping someone can reassure me that I'll be knocked out before they move me into that position... right?!?
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Unread 03-02-2010, 09:28 PM
Re: Position when put to sleep?

I was flat on my back under a bunch of warm blankets when I was put under. When I woke up, I was on my back under warm blankets. Didn't have any knowledge of any embarrassing position.
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Unread 03-02-2010, 10:00 PM
Re: Position when put to sleep?

Absolutely! you will be knocked out before they put you in any surgical position. Good luck with your surgery.
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Unread 03-02-2010, 10:01 PM
Re: Position when put to sleep?

I had a spinal along with my anesthetic...when I went into the surgery room I scooted over to the surgery table....was covered up...and they had me sit up so they could get to my back for the spinal...thats all I remember! LOL!! I don't even remember laying back on the table...
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Unread 03-02-2010, 11:20 PM
Re: Position when put to sleep?

I had the unfortunate luck to have to be placed in that patricular position prior to being put under. I had a knee injury a few weeks before my surgery and the had to be sure while I was awake that my knee could take the stress of the position. Had I not been able to let them know, I would have had a TAH and not a TVH. But to speak well of the surgical staff, while I had to be in that position no one was on that end of the OR table and they covered me well. I was allowed to be bundled back under my warm blankets and lying flat before they started the anesthesia. Please, remember that I only had to do that because of my injury so it is a very rare occurance.
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Unread 03-03-2010, 12:11 AM
Re: Position when put to sleep?

I am so glad that question was asked, I was too worried. Thanks for your question and thanks to those who have put me more at peace.
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Unread 03-03-2010, 02:29 AM
Re: Position when put to sleep?

It depends on your procedure. You may not be in the stir ups at all.
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Unread 03-03-2010, 07:31 AM
Re: Position when put to sleep?

Was rolled into OR covered in warm blankets. They took them off so I could wiggle myself onto the table and then promptly covered me back up. It was COLD in there. I woke up in a bed in a room, covered with warm blankets.
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Unread 03-03-2010, 07:49 AM
Re: Position when put to sleep?

Wow... I was about to ask the same question!
thanks for the answers!
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Unread 03-03-2010, 08:44 AM
Re: Position when put to sleep?

I was under warm blankets and given something to relax me as we rolled into surgery and was in the same position (flat on my back with warm blankets) when I woke up in recovery. I don't even know if they moved from one bed to another as none of that happened while I was awake.
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