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Unread 04-11-2012, 09:29 PM
Upside Down??

My DIL just called to ask for more details about my surgery. And she asked if I would be hanging upside down. Really??? That's a new one to me? Is that true? I'm having Robotic Laproscopy.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 09:34 PM
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She is talking about the position they put patients in when doing surgery. It is not upside down, but the patient is inclined back (feet above head) so they can see better. You won't be awake when they do it, and when you wake up you will be in a normal position.

Unread 04-11-2012, 09:36 PM
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Okie Dokie then! I'll just be a dangling participant!
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Unread 04-11-2012, 09:48 PM
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Yep And you will do just fine, sweetie. You are in good hands - they will take good care of you.

We will be waiting for you on the other side.

Unread 04-11-2012, 10:11 PM
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Zendoodle- love it "dangling participant"!!! I too will be one- not til May tho. "Hang" in there!
Best wishes!
Unread 04-11-2012, 10:44 PM
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I had my pre op today and asked the nurse about this. She did tell me I would be inclined with feet above head level so all my insides would shift a bit for the Dr to get to *things* better. She warned me that my face might be puffy for a few days afterwards because of this. She also told me I would be seatbelted to the table to make sure I did not go anywhere.
Unread 04-12-2012, 03:08 AM
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I had da Vinci a week ago. I was told about the inclined position beforehand. I never noticed anything weird from it when I woke up.I heard I may have a bad headache after, but I didn't.
Unread 04-12-2012, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Stacie1965 View Post
She warned me that my face might be puffy for a few days afterwards because of this. She also told me I would be seatbelted to the table to make sure I did not go anywhere.
oh great im going to have this too, my face is already fat, like i need it to be fatter
Unread 04-12-2012, 09:04 AM
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Huskrfan- me too abt the face . Oh well, we'll prob be sitting up alot after so it should go down quickly.
Best wishes to all!
Unread 04-12-2012, 09:37 AM
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My face never got fat from it and I have never read a post on here where anyone else mentioned that.

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