Epidural or no? | 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

Epidural or no? Epidural or no?

Thread Tools
Unread 09-15-2008, 09:19 AM
Epidural or no?

I'm so glad I found this site! I was scheduled for a TAH on September 9, but it had to be postponed due to very high blood sugars (I'm diabetic). I've gotten those almost under control, and am now scheduled for September 23 at 12:30. I'm dealing with all the irrational fears of not waking up from the surgery, but reading about all your experiences has helped immensely. I do have a question, though.

How many of you had an epidural for pain relief? I'm leery of getting one....I have a pathalogical fear of nausea and vomiting, and am afraid that steady delivery of pain relief will cause that and be harder for me to manage. I'm also kind of squicked out by the entire process. Stories? Recommendations? Thanks!
Sponsored Links
Unread 09-15-2008, 10:01 AM
Epidural or no?

hi, I am also scheduled for the 23... what my anesthesiologist said to me was she did not recommend the epidural because it can cause vomitting following surgery and that it put more strain on an already tender abdomin. She said because the hospital uses the self administered pain rellief pumps that my pain could easily be managed without the epidural. Hope it helps and good luck !
Unread 09-15-2008, 11:41 AM
Epidural or no?

I had an epidural on 9/05/2008 and have had almost a painfree experience.When I came out of the anesthesia I was pain free.The epidural was not removed until the following afternoon.I feel the epidural really kept my pain level down.I recommend it for good pain mgmt.

TAH/kept ovaries
Sponsored Links
Unread 09-15-2008, 07:48 PM
Epidural or no?

I also had the epidural and it was great! I woke up in recovery painfree and with no needles in my back! I was never nauseus, my doctor said I couldnt get our from bed the first 24 hours to avoid spinal headaches and the next day I left the hospital.

Unread 09-17-2008, 05:04 AM
Epidural or no?

I can't take 99% of pain meds, so I requested an epidural. Anesthesia guy talked me into a spinal w/duramorph instead which is shorter acting. I did not do well. I needed that longer pain relief. I am not eligible for the PCA pain pump, can't even take strong oral pain pills, so I was a weird case. I say, if you are having a lot of work done, like I did, go for the epidural. Less nausea and vomiting.

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
3 Replies, Last Reply 04-24-2009, Started By jessalyn325
5 Replies, Last Reply 08-22-2008, Started By Gravey
21 Replies, Last Reply 06-18-2006, Started By BigRed1
10 Replies, Last Reply 03-05-2006, Started By Lilbit823
4 Replies, Last Reply 01-13-2005, Started By smoothie
1 Reply, Last Reply 12-10-2004, Started By crow
3 Replies, Last Reply 09-17-2004, Started By ronacarter
17 Replies, Last Reply 09-03-2004, Started By tornado
13 Replies, Last Reply 06-26-2003, Started By btorres
6 Replies, Last Reply 10-15-2002, Started By cint
6 Replies, Last Reply 10-05-2002, Started By SuzyT
5 Replies, Last Reply 09-27-2002, Started By Gentry100
10 Replies, Last Reply 09-26-2002, Started By Bigsista
11 Replies, Last Reply 09-09-2002, Started By memery
9 Replies, Last Reply 08-10-2002, Started By Couters
7 Replies, Last Reply 07-16-2002, Started By Olimpia
6 Replies, Last Reply 07-05-2002, Started By libareeteacher
5 Replies, Last Reply 01-24-2002, Started By MsOrazza99
1 Reply, Last Reply 11-16-2001, Started By TerriP
4 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)


Hysterectomy News

January 25,2021


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!