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Anesthetic? - November 19th 2010, 08:52 AM

Help! I'm quite frightend of going under it more than I am, of actual surjury

What happens if I wake? Does my heart thud quicker? Or my brain activity change?
Do you dream? If so are they normal dreams?
Are you ill after?
Whats the recovery time for anethetic?

I'm having the needle kind ,for brain surjury , so i'm gonna be sleeping a good 6 hours! (EEEEE )
I'm just so scared! WHAT IF I NERVE WAKE!? That can happend can't it?




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Re: Anesthetic? - November 21st 2010, 03:12 AM

Hey there!! I can totally answer all your questions. I have gone under 3 times in one year for major surgeries.

They have people who specialize in anesthetics. They first introduce themselves to you and make a "cocktail" that fits you right. It is pretty much a mixture of meds that will help keep you asleep and safe during your surgery. It is very rare to wake up during a procedure and your doctors and specialists have you on radar to make sure you wont wake up. Also, the cocktails are usually just that strong, to keep you under.

Nothing is different when you wake up, though you are very sleepy when you do and most people do act differently when leaning off the medicine. You can YouTube people waking up, some may make you laugh.

From my surgeries, I don't remember dreaming because it seriously feels like 1 minute when you are under anesthetics. My one surgery was 9 hours long. I woke up aasking when surgery started. It goes by very fast.

Only 1 of 3 surgeries did I get ill but they always have medications to help with the nausea and the sick feeling. Just let them know when you aren't feeling well. They are there to help you out.

When you wake up, you will feel groggy and very tired. You will most likely fall back asleep for a couple hours, then wake back up feeling better.

Yes, it does happen, BUT, you will be fine. Like I said before, there are people there always watching your monitors and if you start to seem like you are waking up, they will give you more meds to make sure you stay asleep. Don't freak out too much about waking up.

My best advice for you is to ask your anesthetic specialists all these questions and any more concerns you have during pre-op. That is part of their job, to make you feel extra safe during a difficult time.

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Re: Anesthetic? - November 21st 2010, 04:12 AM

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Help! I'm quite frightend of going under it more than I am, of actual surjury

What happens if I wake? Does my heart thud quicker? Or my brain activity change?
Do you dream? If so are they normal dreams?
Are you ill after?
Whats the recovery time for anethetic?

I'm having the needle kind ,for brain surjury , so i'm gonna be sleeping a good 6 hours! (EEEEE )
I'm just so scared! WHAT IF I NERVE WAKE!? That can happend can't it?
i've had numerous surgeries with general anaesthetics and never had a problem. the chances of you waking up are slim to none - i wouldn't even worry about that! the anaesthetist(s) looking after you know exactly what dosages to give to keep you asleep and wake you up afterwards, you'll be in good hands. you may dream - but it's unlikely you'll remember them, from my experiences anyway.
as for illness afterwards. usually the longer the surgery the higher the chance of you being sick afterwards. if you wake up feeling nauseous tell the recovery nurses straight away so they can give you some anti-sickness medication. you'll usually be groggy for a while and will probably wake up with an oxygen mask on. you'll be monitored throughout, probably with stickers on your chest to monitor your heart, bloody pressure monitors, etc.
don't hesitate to ask any questions to the anaesthetist. they will almost certainly come and see you before your procedure (or at least someone from their team.)


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Re: Anesthetic? - November 22nd 2010, 09:09 AM

Thank you^^ I was just a bit worried is all , but as well as you guys gtelling me I won't wake , my mum says the horror stories in mags arn't even true , or just overexagerated! LOL




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Re: Anesthetic? - November 22nd 2010, 10:48 AM

There is an extremely low chance of you waking up during surgery - you will have an anaesthetist who is constantly monitoring you. When I was under anaesthetic, I can't remember dreaming - it just seemed like I closed my eyes then opened them again a minute later, even though hours had passed. I woke up asking if I was dreaming - it was a bit surreal. I was very thirsty after I has anaesthetic but I couldn't drink because I vomited almost straight away. It took about two days for me to recuperate and I had to take oxygen. However, I was overdosed with three different things (not to scare you...) so that probably had an affect too. If you have any questions, feel free to ask your doctor, anaesthetist or surgeon - they can really help to put your mind at rest.
   
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Re: Anesthetic? - November 22nd 2010, 02:15 PM

I was under once and I remember fighting super hard to stay awake (according to the hot doctor talking to me most people do) until they started asking me about what I wanted to do after high school. I was out pretty fast then.
I woke up, didn't remember any sort of dreams or anything. They say you can hear stuff before you can open your eyes but everyone I know forgets that part. I woke up really thirsty, but I had a camera down my throat.
I know my sister starting throwing up after, but she gets sick with simple painkillers with codiene (sp?). And yes, they have other medicines to help with any side effects.



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Re: Anesthetic? - November 22nd 2010, 03:16 PM

^^ Good :P I'll get someone to record me waking up too , just for laughs




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Re: Anesthetic? - November 23rd 2010, 11:39 AM

Just don't be afraid to call the nurse if you feel like you're going to throw up.
My boyfriend didn't but I was fast enough to grab the rubbish bin like, a second before he lost it.
Then the nurse scolded me for letting him eat


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Re: Anesthetic? - November 23rd 2010, 03:03 PM

You can't eat?! WTF , how will I get throuh this LOL
I love eating because I don't put on weight , which is unfair in a way...
What they gonna do , confiscate my supply of Haribo?




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