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Re: Which anesthesia for knee op???

1 week of being dependent on a nurse won't be a problem- when I had the intitial accident it was 6.5 months, including 4 months in traction- so that will be a piece of cake by comparison and in those days, no TV, no computer, no nothing! It will be bliss to have my laptop and tablet and some books- after the first few days.

Thanks all- haven't made my mind up yet. I am not squeemish normally, and not a nervous/anxious person- but this op has me turning to jelly. Brain and OH say epidural- heart and guts say general. See what the aneasthetist says on Wednesday.
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Re: Which anesthesia for knee op???

When I had my hip replaced, I wanted to be awake. The surgeon nixed that, telling me that I would not like the smell of bones being cut. I believed him, and I am glad I did.

I will definitely want to be out when I have my knee surgery.
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Old 29.02.2016, 01:17
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Re: Which anesthesia for knee op???

Have to say, I'd want to be out of it for this type of surgery. The smells, sounds and tugging isn't somrthing I'd want to witness. You're lucky you have the option. I'm allergic to general so they'll never give it to me again.
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Old 29.02.2016, 01:20
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Re: Which anesthesia for knee op???

I think that for this kind of operations I would opt for the general anesthesia instead of the local anesthesia. You wake up with your brand you knee without witnessing the whole procedure.
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Re: Which anesthesia for knee op???

Well the anaesthetist persuaded me to avoid GA- it's going to be femoral block + spinal tap, with pre-med to send me to lala land and music with headphones- and he promised me that if I show signs of distress or aak at any point- he will give me GA.

ECG (first ever) was perfect, BP and pulse perfect- which he said was amazing due to my high BMI- coogulation rate spot on- so onwards and forwards- la bella Sicilia first to stop me über-thinking about it!

1 day earlier than expected, 22nd of March.
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Re: Which anesthesia for knee op???

Will be crossing my fingers for a successful operation and a speedy recovery!


Could your OH maybe send us updates on how you are doing? :-)
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Re: Which anesthesia for knee op???

LOL no- he would NEVER EVER be seen on FB or EF - EVER

I will have Wi-fi and my laptop- so will send news myself when I can- hopefully

Some on EF know how to contact him and ask- and perhaps report back here

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Well the anaesthetist persuaded me to avoid GA- it's going to be femoral block + spinal tap, with pre-med to send me to lala land and music with headphones- and he promised me that if I show signs of distress or aak at any point- he will give me GA.

ECG (first ever) was perfect, BP and pulse perfect- which he said was amazing due to my high BMI- coogulation rate spot on- so onwards and forwards- la bella Sicilia first to stop me über-thinking about it!

1 day earlier than expected, 22nd of March.
Good for you! And well, he should know from experience that BMI doesn't predict with certainty health. And your BMI is not that high, iirc.

if you can stick out the locals, your recovery from anesthetic will be a lot easier.

Hope the surgery goes well!
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Re: Which anesthesia for knee op???

Epidural is the way of administering the drug, and has nothing to do with the type of drug(s) that you will have pumped into your body. You might as well say intravenous or oral.Check out what drugs they are planning on giving you. The less the better (unless you are planning a Caesarian section)
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Re: Which anesthesia for knee op???

Discuss with your doctor any underlying health conditions that my increase your a aesthetic risk (eg lung or heart issues). If these aren't a factor, then it sounds like you would prefer a GA. The added benefit of spinal or epidural is the pain relief after the surgery- yes, will will be numb longer but that maybe the desired effect?! Good luck and keep healthy pre op
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Re: Which anesthesia for knee op???

Glad they persuaded me to go for spinal and femoral blocks - OH had prepared a compilation of my favourite music on i-touch with headphones that anaesthetist put on for me, and I was awake for the whole thing- and never felt a thing, although alll the sawing, scraping, tapping was a bit disconserting.

In a lot of pain now I have to admit - but it was expected, and already started physio and got up on crutches for a short while.

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Glad they persuaded me to go for spinal and femoral blocks - OH had prepared a compilation of my favourite music on i-touch with headphones that anaesthetist put on for me, and I was awake for the whole thing- and never felt a thing, although alll the sawing, scraping, tapping was a bit disconserting.

In a lot of pain now I have to admit - but it was expected, and already started physio and got up on crutches for a short while.

No visitors yet please, due to pain and being a bit tearful xxx
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Re: Which anesthesia for knee op???

Good to know you are doing well. I'm 2 weeks post surgery myself. Still bed rest and a bit of pain killer. I wish I didn't have GA. Still feel a bit foggy.

Rest well, enjoy the food (the food in hospital here is GREAT)
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Glad to see you back, Odile - and we all wish you all the best for your recovery.
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Get well soon.
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Wishing you a speedy recovery - and decent food in hospital!
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Glad they persuaded me to go for spinal and femoral blocks - OH had prepared a compilation of my favourite music on i-touch with headphones that anaesthetist put on for me, and I was awake for the whole thing- and never felt a thing, although alll the sawing, scraping, tapping was a bit disconserting.

In a lot of pain now I have to admit - but it was expected, and already started physio and got up on crutches for a short while.

No visitors yet please, due to pain and being a bit tearful xxx
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Re: Which anesthesia for knee op???

Glad it's all over Odile!

Best wishes and wishing you a good recovery.

Keep taking those painkillers! X
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