Years ago when I had my wisodm teeth out I was put under -- my problem was when I woke up I was a crying idiot and talked about some really weird stuff -- I know I provided a great deal of entertainment for those around me but... I'm not looking forward to this reaction.
I can understand your concern. I have a hard time with general anesthesia because I get so cold. I just shiver and shiver and almost convulse. The last time I went under general, I told the anesthesiologist about my worries and he said ok, he would try something different. It was much better and the nurses were waiting with warm blankets. It went so much better. I am considering a spinal maybe for my hysterectomy, but I am a little anxious about it. My father-in-law still has back pain from a spinal he had for prostate cancer. My date is 12/18 but I will be thinking about you. Please log on after your surgery and let us all know how you did.
Best wishes...keep the faith...I know you will do great!
Oh boy, I really know what you are feeling.. I have had countless d&c"s over the years and with every single one, I woke up a blabbering idiot..Not just crying, but sobbing like a fool.. I am also known to say some crazy stuff under the influence of a general.. I actually tried to get the spinal for my hyst., but wouldn't ya know that my idiot anesthesiologist was one of those who is only comfortable doing a general.. So, needless to say I got stuck with the general that I didn't want.. The only good thing about that is that because we are having major surgery, they use different stuff. The scrapings I have had, the teeth you have had pulled were not long procedures so they used something different. Suprisingly I did not wake up hysterical from my hyst. I hope this calms some of your fears.. But please, make sure you see and speak to your "gas" man BEFORE you are laying there in your hospital gear... Good luck.. Kim
It's me again... It's so funny you should mention this. I was too embrassed at first to say, plus I didn't want to scare anyone...............
But I was put under for just a few moments during the end of my emergency c section. I can remember fighting to wake up, I began to move about forcefully trying to come out of the cocoon they had but me in. I remember hearing the nurse telling me to relax that I would wake up, that I would be ok..........
I woke to what I thought were shivers, chills. I remember being soooo cold.
The recovery nurse told my father that I was having a reaction to the "A".. I remember her placing a warming blanket on me and a heating lamp.
Now she called it a reaction, I wasn't gonna mention it bcuz I was sooo out of it.. But that I remember clearly.
I never said a word though.............
I guess I should mention that to the Gas Man uh?
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Thanks everyone - I'll be sure to talk to the gas man and tell everyone I'm sorry if I get going especially my DH - just ignore me.
A great suggestions about the blanket - I know I get chilled easy. I live in Florida and you gals up north would laugh if you saw how I bundle up to take walk, and yes I even have a heating blanket on my bed.
Well today a day to eat lite -- why do I feel like a Philly chesse steak!
Later everyone -- off to school.
Thanks Cesa for the suggestions on the smilies -- I''ve been doing that and all I get is the word copied - hay does it turn into the smilie when I hit submit reply???? oooohhhh let me try!
I had breast reduction surgery about 4 years ago. I had been pretty freaked out prior to "going under", and nearly chickened out while in the operating room.
I remember being in the recovery room later, but it was all a blur. Someone asked me if I was feeling better..... that's about all I remember.
Later that day, recovery room nurses kept stopping by my room, and even my own nurses were "chummy" with me. One of them finally explained that as I woke up, I was doing some kind of stand-routine while I was lying there. I have no idea what I said, but apparently, I cracked them all up so bad they just HAD to see what I was like after surgery.
Geez - I wonder what I was saying???
So - think funny thoughts as you go under and perhaps you'll have a better experience this time!!!
I had anesthesia for oral surgery a few years ago and I woke up crying too. The nurse told me that it is very common and lots of people have that reaction. I'm sure they've seen it all. Don't worry.
Now, on the other hand, after my TVH I didn't do any weeping at all. I do remember "fighting' a bit to turn to my side, instead of laying on my back. I only vaguely remember it, but I do remember waking up in recovery and I was laying on my side. The nurse told me that I had insisted on laying that way.
I'm sure that whatever you do, it won't be anything the staff hasn't seen before.