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?!?
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...
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.
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.
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.