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Unread 04-27-2002, 05:25 AM
surgery was unsuccessful - need advice on what to do now

Hi everyone,
I went to the hospital on April 11th - after being in the hospital for a
week. I did not have my surgery. I went under the anesthia and after they
put the medicine in to paraylysis
you they have a minute to get the tube down your throat - for some reason
they couldn't see my trachea and they panicked and gave me the reversal
medicine to reverse the paraylsis. But because they got scared they gave me
the medicine to fast and as a result my blood pressure went up high and my
lungs filled with fluid and they had a hard time getiing me breathing again.
So I spent 7 hours in the recovery room trying to get stable and then went
up tp a room for the next 6 days taking high doses of prednisone and six
other medicines. They finally let me out and my blood pressure is still too
high, so now they doubled the high blood pressure med and it is making me
very dizzy.
Today is the first day I feel a little better. I think all this medicine is
making me a little crazy because first I try to think positive and say thank
God everyone was praying for me and I didn't die because they said I could
have, then I take thre prednisone and I start feeling upset that I still
have the tumor. I think it is all the medicine making me very moody. I
feel like there is a truck sitting on my chest. The doctor said that is from
the trauma and my lungs and throat are having spasms.
So that is my news. At least I am alive but now I still have this tumor and
a major lung and blood pressure problem I need to get under control before I
can even think about trying to get surgery again.
If anyone knows anything about alternative medicine to shrink a tumor I
would love to hear about it. Someone had once mentioned accupunture and
chinnese herbs.
Also, my vision is very blurry so they told me go to an eye doctor and they said there are hemmorages in my retina from the traum and it should clear up. The tumor is as large as a football but is a fibroid. I went and spoke to an accupunturist and she said it is too large to shrink with herbs.
I am very very frightened of going back in surgery.
If anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful
Take care
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Unread 04-27-2002, 05:31 AM
surgery was unsuccessful - need advice on what to do now

Hi Jo, I'm so sorry for your ordeal!

You were going in to have a hyster done or just have a tumor removed? You may want to check out the options and alternatives board. They may be able to answer your questions better than I can.

You may also want to find a second opinion on your condition. Perhaps a different doctor can shed some light on not only the need for your surgery but what happened in the OR. Have you asked your current doctor for the reasons this happened?

Unread 04-27-2002, 05:35 AM
Jop. I'm So Sorry to Read This

What an awful experience! Thankfully they WERE able to treat you there. You are likely feeling emotional, etc. from the prednisone. I had to have that with each chemo (and five days after the first until I risked the wrath of a very temperamental doctor) and dreaded it because it took my emotions all over the board. Hopefully, you can be off soon and settle down. I wish I knew alternatives for you. That second opinion idea is excellent--perhaps another doctor doing anesthesia wouldn't encounter this, if the surgery is truly needed. Sorry can't be of more help.
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Unread 04-27-2002, 08:15 AM

Yikes Jo that must have been scary to hear! I am sorry that you are feeling bad. I think you should call your dr. and have a good talk. He/She really needs to listen to what you are saying.

For your comfort, when they do surgery, they can do an epidural. I had an epidural and I had major ovarian cancer surgery/hysterectomy.

I was high risk for a general anesthesia because I had pneumonia but the surgery couldn't wait. I had gone in a week prior and they cancelled the surgery after I was prepped with IV etc. Then they did it a week later with the epidural.

I hope you call your dr. Even this weekend. This worry can't be helping your bloodpressure!

Take Care - Robins
Unread 04-27-2002, 08:39 AM
surgery was unsuccessful - need advice on what to do now

Also check on the possibility of doing it with a spinal - no need for general anesthesia or intubation - and a lot easier on the patient, if you ask me. They were probably doing a general with your because your fibroid is so big, but I wonder if they maybe could do it with a spinal... At least ask about it.

Best of luck!
Unread 04-27-2002, 12:56 PM
surgery was unsuccessful - need advice on what to do now

Hi Josephine - I just had a myomectomy on Tuesday for 3 fibroids - all outside my uterus. The largest was the size of a 30 week pregnancy - and it had wrapped around my back. I couldn't have a spinal because they were so large. I had a great doctor - who I totally trusted. Prior to surgery he wanted to shrink the fibroids so surgery would be a bit easier - so I was on Lupron for 4 months. I know everyone has nasty opinions on Lupron - but it wasn't that bad - and it did shrink my fibroids quite a bit. I tried all sorts of things to shrink the fibroids before going on Lupron - accupuncture, chinese herbs, detoxing, reducing estrogen in my food, etc. - nothing worked very well. I would recomend that you find a doctor and hospital where you feel comfortable having surgery - even if it means traveling to another city. Once you have surgery you'll feel so much better. Good luck!
Unread 04-28-2002, 03:43 PM
surgery was unsuccessful - need advice on what to do now

I remember this link
I agree that general anesthesia is as close to death as one can get. If you can try to get an epidural or spinal that may be the better way to go as there is no need for the tube down the throat when going that way. You can be sedated (not awake or aware) but it is not as strong as general to make you stop breathing. Good luck.

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