What is this throat thing they are talking about? - Page 2 | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)

HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

What is this throat thing they are talking about? What is this throat thing they are talking about?

Thread Tools
Unread 01-06-2006, 02:57 PM
What is this throat thing they are talking about?

The truth is, I don't remember anything about the breathing tube in my last surgery! What I do remember is the anaethesti . . . gas guy telling me he'd prefer to put a "cathether" in my throat in order to get to my heart if things went wrong. . . it ended up going in my wrist. But my surgery was ON my throat, I had a biopsy of my lymph nodes in my chest, and the way to get to them is to put an incision in the base of the throat, and run a probe next to the trachea. Perhaps they did do the breakthing tube, too. I remember being given ice cream after and thinking it was the best got-durned stuff EVER.
Sponsored Links
Unread 01-06-2006, 04:06 PM
What is this throat thing they are talking about?

Yep, as the other ladies said, any surgery performed under general anesthesia will be intubated... it's standard procedure. They just don't usually tell you about it, LOL. Try not to think about it, it will add to your anxiety.

Just remember that it's a very safe, standard procedure used every day with every surgery. Let the anaesthesiologist do his thing and just drift off into la-la land, you are in good hands
Unread 01-06-2006, 04:22 PM
What is this throat thing they are talking about?

I had a horrible experience with an NG tube after a previous surgery. It didn't work and I woke up puking with a tube down my nose and throat AFTER abdominal surgery OUCH! The sore throat was unbelievably bad because of that. I remember pushing the button just because of the sore throat.

You won't remember anything about the vent tube.

I am glad an NG tube is not routine. I am keeping my fingers crossed I don't have to do that again.
Sponsored Links
Unread 01-06-2006, 06:48 PM
What is this throat thing they are talking about?

in 2002 I have a cervical fusion . Was done from anterior ie, they went through neck . i have had many surgeries and never had anything but a slight sore throat afterwards. But this time I had diffcultly swollowing. It persisted for about 2-3 months. I was only able to eat soft foods. It was from trauma from the intubation(the tube down your throat) and from the retractors that held my throat open. The doc says b/c they go thrugh the throat for this surgery, the throat can be injured and it is a known complication of this surgery. In about 3 months I got better So complications can occur, I know, It happened to me. however, it was more form the retractors than the intubation, per the doc.
Unread 01-06-2006, 07:17 PM
What is this throat thing they are talking about?

Like the sisters have said, you won't experience the breathing tube. It is standard for the procedure since you will be unconscious. The medical term will want to be able to control your breathing while you're under. When I woke from surgery I felt a very mild dryness in my throat which did not bother me. I wouldn't have known there was a breathing tube if I hadn't been told in advance. When I got to my room I was given ice chips. Those ice chips put me in heaven. They were the most delicious and soothing things I had ever experienced.

I'm glad things went well at your pre-op. Before you know it, you'll be on the other side with the rest of us. Then you'll look back to your pre-op days and realize they were the hardest part. You can't appreciate this until you're on the other side.

Best wishes and 's

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
13 Replies, Last Reply 06-10-2010, Started By BakerBee
15 Replies, Last Reply 10-27-2009, Started By Saphira
12 Replies, Last Reply 12-22-2007, Started By CWolf
30 Replies, Last Reply 07-15-2007, Started By kahakai
6 Replies, Last Reply 04-23-2006, Started By jade_rose
2 Replies, Last Reply 07-23-2004, Started By msfinne
2 Replies, Last Reply 05-09-2003, Started By mickey8992
4 Replies, Last Reply 12-15-2002, Started By cpaz
3 Replies, Last Reply 04-24-2001, Started By reallyrhonda7
13 Replies, Last Reply 04-10-2001, Started By Teteatete
5 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
9 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
4 Replies, The Road Less Traveled
12 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
2 Replies, Sexual Dysfunction After Hysterectomy
3 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
1 Reply, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
5 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
4 Replies, Aching Hearts
6 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause


Hysterectomy News

April 18,2021


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!