Abdominal hysterectomy w/o general anesthesia -anyone? | 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
Reply

Abdominal hysterectomy w/o general anesthesia -anyone? Abdominal hysterectomy w/o general anesthesia -anyone?

Thread Tools
  #1  
Unread 10-03-2011, 10:23 AM
Abdominal hysterectomy w/o general anesthesia -anyone?

Hi all,
Hope someone who has already gone thru will see this. I can't use general anesthesia due to other health conditions -very dangerous. Been doing some reading n it looks like they ought to be able to do this w an spinal epidural and a regional abdominal block. Has anyone else ever done this open abdominally w/o general anesthesia?

Ty -panicking -meet for consult w anesthesiologist we'd 5th. Surgery 11th.
Thanks all!
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Unread 10-03-2011, 11:16 AM
Re: Abdominal hysterectomy w/o general anesthesia -anyone?

although, I've never had one I imagine it's the same technique used for C-sections. You're numb from the waist down.
  #3  
Unread 10-03-2011, 11:20 AM
Re: Abdominal hysterectomy w/o general anesthesia -anyone?

My daughter in law just had the same thing for a c section and I was in there with her. I kept asking her if she felt anything and she said just pressure. She said it wasn't anything and was up in no time...good luck..
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Unread 10-03-2011, 11:37 PM
Re: Abdominal hysterectomy w/o general anesthesia -anyone?

I asked my gyn about a spinal block instead of general, but she wouldn't do it. Her concern was that they only last about an hour and a half and that was cutting it too close if there were surgical complications. However, I would definitely ask about it. I had 4 lbs of fibroids and an SAH. Your time or procedure might be shorter. I also did not have a serious health problem, just nausea problems with general.
  #5  
Unread 10-03-2011, 11:49 PM
Re: Abdominal hysterectomy w/o general anesthesia -anyone?

  Quote:
Originally Posted by beryl55 View Post
I asked my gyn about a spinal block instead of general, but she wouldn't do it. Her concern was that they only last about an hour and a half and that was cutting it too close if there were surgical complications. However, I would definitely ask about it. I had 4 lbs of fibroids and an SAH. Your time or procedure might be shorter. I also did not have a serious health problem, just nausea problems with general.
I thought about it, but decided against it (not that anyone would do it only from the waist down) because the daVinci TAH takes several hours. Mine took 5 1/2 hours.
Do you really want to be awake and listening through everything for that long?
I know that others take only 3 1/2 or so, but it is a longer surgery than most would think.
  #6  
Unread 10-04-2011, 03:33 AM
Re: Abdominal hysterectomy w/o general anesthesia -anyone?

Thanks everyone-from what I read if they add the abd block it will keep you numb if the spinal wears off.... Anybody have these? Thanks again
Reply

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




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
5 Replies, Last Reply 03-02-2011, Started By SuzyMarie
16 Replies, Last Reply 07-01-2010, Started By sweet_neveah
10 Replies, Last Reply 12-14-2008, Started By stosh9191
34 Replies, Last Reply 06-15-2008, Started By seriousblack
30 Replies, Last Reply 05-08-2008, Started By Booo
16 Replies, Last Reply 05-23-2007, Started By althea205
43 Replies, Last Reply 01-24-2007, Started By kermack
3 Replies, Last Reply 09-14-2006, Started By MissSheri
4 Replies, Last Reply 01-31-2005, Started By alina53
16 Replies, Last Reply 12-28-2004, Started By ccrab48
6 Replies, Last Reply 12-13-2004, Started By maggiemay84
4 Replies, Last Reply 06-21-2004, Started By MarieMarie
10 Replies, Last Reply 05-22-2004, Started By vcintx
9 Replies, Last Reply 03-08-2004, Started By stump411
10 Replies, Last Reply 05-22-2003, Started By jmjh
8 Replies, Last Reply 05-14-2003, Started By Honeyrose29
7 Replies, Last Reply 02-24-2002, Started By TracieS
5 Replies, Last Reply 02-20-2001, Started By G
4 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
13 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)



Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

March 7,2021

CURRENT NEWS

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

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!
Advertisement


Advertisement