Upcoming hysterectomy 12/16: Pre surgery drugs. | 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

Upcoming hysterectomy 12/16: Pre surgery drugs. Upcoming hysterectomy 12/16: Pre surgery drugs.

Thread Tools
  #1  
Unread 11-13-2020, 07:27 PM
Upcoming hysterectomy 12/16: Pre surgery drugs.

Hello lovely ladies!
I have a lot of allergies to drugs and I'm freaking out they're going to give me the wrong thing for my surgery.
The last time I had surgery they didn't tell you what drugs they were giving you they just said oh it's an antibiotic don't worry about it. Twice I have been given a drug I was allergic to, bad reactions long recovery.
I'm just wondering how it is now do they tell you what drugs? I've seen some people say they don't even give out allergy bands anymore, And I really want everything to go smoothly.
Thanks!
Luna
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Unread 11-13-2020, 08:33 PM
Re: Pre surgery drugs.

Hi Luna13 -

Please let your medical team know all of the drugs for which you have known allergic reactions. This is very important, and potentially dangerous to you if you are given a drug and have a bad reaction. They normally ask, but be proactive and let them know ahead of time. This is especially important if your drug allergy (or food allergy) is somewhat unusual.

  #3  
Unread 11-14-2020, 04:44 AM
Upcoming hysterectomy 12/16: Pre surgery drugs.


As someone with a history of adverse reactions to several drugs, I can tell you that you really need to be your own advocate on this. In addition to telling your medical team verbally, be sure to spell out your allergies on your pre-op paperwork, and make sure they're written into your medical chart so there can be no confusion. If someone comes to give you something and tells you that it's just a ___, tell them that you have these allergies, and will not take anything unless you know specifically what you're being given. Another top tip is to skip the hospital pharmacy, and fill your painkiller prescriptions at your regular pharmacy, where your pharmacist can catch anything that may slip under your radar; my pharmacist knows that I have a history of adverse GI reactions to narcotic painkillers, which would bring up a red flag if anyone ever prescribed them for me. I would also suggest some form of medical ID like a Medic Alert bracelet, and if you have a smartphone, I suggest an "In Case Of Emergency" app, where you can store details of your allergies and potential reactions, which medical staff can access even if your phone is locked. Best wishes for a successful, worry-free surgery and a smooth recovery!
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Unread 11-15-2020, 06:30 PM
Re: Upcoming hysterectomy 12/16: Pre surgery drugs.

I don't have any medication allergies but if I were in your shoes, having already had one bad experience, I think I'd probably write my allergies on my forehead with sharpie so they couldn't miss it!!

Or maybe I'd compromise and put it on my arm, right by the needle site....
  #5  
Unread 11-15-2020, 06:49 PM
Upcoming hysterectomy 12/16: Pre surgery drugs.

  Quote:
Originally Posted by kodachrome View Post
I don't have any medication allergies but if I were in your shoes, having already had one bad experience, I think I'd probably write my allergies on my forehead with sharpie so they couldn't miss it!!

Or maybe I'd compromise and put it on my arm, right by the needle site....
I have dreams I do this, write them all over my arm. And I write "bye Felicia" on my belly
  #6  
Unread 11-15-2020, 08:43 PM
Re: Upcoming hysterectomy 12/16: Pre surgery drugs.

let your dr. know your allergies and the day of surgery, also let your anesthesiologist know. before you go into surgery, make sure you have told everyone and have it written down.
  #7  
Unread 11-21-2020, 09:22 AM
Re: Upcoming hysterectomy 12/16: Pre surgery drugs.

I have several copies of a long sheet of allergies. Including unfortunately disinfectants. There is never room on their form for all of them so I say see attached. I also go over them with doctor, anesthesiologist, surgical nurse, etc. and stress them...like no adhesive. I also make sure wrist band has them and insist any that aren’t on there are added. Yep after 6 surgeries in 17 months I am picky. Unfortunately, hysterectomy surgeon wasn’t really a believer on disinfectant and kept me 36 hours. Had rash on both arms and throat closing which never happened before. I was not happy and he is now a believer but next surgery I reacted faster to allergies but my reconstructive plastic surgeon has always been great so I was pumped full of IV benedryl, Pepcid, inhaler, and phenegran....only problem was I couldn’t stay awake at home until it wore off. Son said he couldn’t even wake me up for a bit. My advice is be proactive and be a very squeaky wheel. You are your best advocate. Also have someone with you for prep op that has allergy list.
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
14 Replies, Last Reply 01-22-2020, Started By AnneElliot
2 Replies, Last Reply 12-14-2019, Started By Lantana26
5 Replies, Last Reply 08-15-2018, Started By rainbow_lady
8 Replies, Last Reply 12-10-2016, Started By brownie76
4 Replies, Last Reply 12-04-2016, Started By KAnge
8 Replies, Last Reply 11-19-2016, Started By Ksjeta4
5 Replies, Last Reply 11-17-2016, Started By Tweety19
11 Replies, Last Reply 12-15-2015, Started By hbouchard1
5 Replies, Last Reply 06-13-2015, Started By SheriP
28 Replies, Last Reply 12-13-2014, Started By ReddHedd
5 Replies, Last Reply 12-07-2014, Started By Survivor2000
4 Replies, Last Reply 12-06-2012, Started By SAP1978
3 Replies, Last Reply 04-12-2004, Started By kholling
2 Replies, Last Reply 11-10-2003, Started By margo2004
3 Replies, Last Reply 08-09-2002, Started By BarbaraLeeA
3 Replies, Last Reply 08-21-2001, Started By NNanda
2 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
34 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
2 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
27 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)



Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

November 23,2020

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