[nagdu] Hostpital and Surgeries
sean.moore at mediacombb.net
Tue Aug 2 02:12:45 UTC 2011
not given general anesthetic?
Oh no, I'd rather be out cold for the whole thing. I haven't been in a
hostpital for years. No being awake for any of it. Wouldn't like it at all.
But yeah posted the same thing on GDUI why do I get different answers?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Julie J." <julielj at neb.rr.com>
To: "NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users"
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Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 9:11 PM
Subject: Re: [nagdu] Hostpital and Surgeries
> I had this surgery done almost exactly one year ago. I chose to leave
> Monty at home. Here's how it went for me. I arrived very early in the
> morning, maybe 6 a.m., I don't remember exactly. We stopped at the front
> desk, then waited in the waiting room for 15 minutes. Back to a little
> room for paperwork, then back to the waiting room for maybe 5 minutes. A
> nurse came to get me to go up to the surgical floor. this is where my
> husband, and presumably Monty if I had taken him, departed my company.
> More paperwork, preop stuff, started an IV and then I was wheeled into
> surgery. I was not given general anesthetic and I was conscious and
> talking to the surgeon during the last half of the procedure. I did not
> experience any pain. the experience wasn't scary, weird or unsettling.
> After surgery I was taken to my recovery room, where I met up with my
> husband again. Recovery was simply a large recliner with excellent
> chocolate chip cookies and the cutest little cans of Coke. More
> paperwork, a trip to the bathroom, snacks stayed put and I was headed
> home. I was very unsteady on my feet for the first day. I did need the
> assistance of a person to walk with me so I wouldn't tip over. *smile* I
> took it very easy for the first couple of days. I was working Monty for
> very short walks within a few days. I was back to work in a week.
> No idea what your surgeon has planned or if this is at all how your
> experience will be. I was home by lunch the same day and saw no need to
> stress Monty by taking him. For me I believe having him there would have
> been more stressful for both of us. He was safe at home with Belle and
> his toys.
> I hope you find what works for you. My understanding is that if you
> choose to take Franklin, he should be able to accompany you throughout the
> portions of your stay where your family is allowed.
> On 8/1/2011 7:10 PM, Sean Moore wrote:
>> I'm going in for a enucleation surgery (Removal of the eye). I'm planning
>> on having my blind-right eye removed. do to glaucoma.
>> Causing maddening pain and headaches daily.
>> !st. Wondering how to handle Franklin before going in.
>> 2. Can I have him in my recovery room?
>> Some other stuff in my brain but not sure what right now.
>> Oh yeah my parents are planning on coming down for it. Since I know I
>> won't be walking out of Hostpital possiblae same day.
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