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Unread 01-09-2006, 12:58 PM
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During my pre-op, my doc said I would have a spinal during surgery as it aids in pain relief. What I forgot to ask was will I still be knocked out? I don't think I can go through with this being awake....the noises, smells, tugging.... Although I willl meet with my anesthisiologist Wed morning to review med plans, i was just wondering if those of you have had spinals were awake or asleep? Thanks!
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Unread 01-09-2006, 01:16 PM
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The spinal is to help with the pain from the surgery is what the anethisiologist told me. And yes you will be asleep! I did need extra pain meds once I came to, but from what was explained to me is the spinal med lasts about 18 hours. Could be wrong on the length of time the med lasts, since I was pretty much out of it for several hours after the surgery. They gave me the spinal *shot* about 1/2 hour before they took me to the OR. I was in the OR for about 5 mins before they put me out completely....

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Liz
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Unread 01-09-2006, 01:22 PM
Spinal

Thank you, thank you, thank you! One less detail to keep me awake at night!
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