How we get put out???

Yoyo4life
on 11/16/13 8:57 am - Brampton, Canada
RNY on 01/08/14

hey all just had a question im sure maybe ill be told in my surgeons appointment on Friday, but does anyone know what they use before surgery to put us out/to sleep i was just really curious???

 

Thanks in adfvance yoyo

    

Referral sent: Aug/30/2013 Orientation: September/24/2013 Nurse Appointment: September/30/2013 Social worker Appointment: October/7/2013 Psychologist Appointment:Oct/11/13 Dietician Appointment:Oct/21/13 Nutrition Class: Oct/29/2013 Surgeons Appointment: Nov/22/2013 PATTS: December/13/2013 Surgery date: January/08/2014

    
merry1
on 11/16/13 9:34 am - Canada

I was told it was a short acting one.  They said they wake us and we have to move ourselves from the operating table on to the gurney and that most of us do not remember it.  You will also meet the anasesiologist (I know that is spelled wrong!) when you go for your pre-op appointment.  They will also tell you which medication you can take prior to the surgery.

4-Jane
on 11/16/13 9:40 am - Canada

On the or table they told me they were giving me fentanyl I started to cry saying no but was out really fast they wanted to give me more in recovery but I said no as well and my breathing was not great so they did not give me more

 Respectfully Jane
Yoyo4life
on 11/16/13 9:54 am - Brampton, Canada
RNY on 01/08/14

thanks for your responses guys but is it an injection you get or a gas mask or something like that???

    

Referral sent: Aug/30/2013 Orientation: September/24/2013 Nurse Appointment: September/30/2013 Social worker Appointment: October/7/2013 Psychologist Appointment:Oct/11/13 Dietician Appointment:Oct/21/13 Nutrition Class: Oct/29/2013 Surgeons Appointment: Nov/22/2013 PATTS: December/13/2013 Surgery date: January/08/2014

    
4-Jane
on 11/16/13 10:11 am - Canada

Injection

 Respectfully Jane
Katie M.
on 11/16/13 10:38 am - Georgetown, Canada
RNY on 10/18/13

The injection felt so strange, I could feel it tingling up my arm in to my face - the last thing I said before I was out was, "my face is tingling is that normal?" And I think the anasthesiologist just chuckled ;)

Referral May 2013 / orientation at TWH June 27 / nurse practitioner July 3 / social worker August 19 / nutrition class August 26 / nutritionist August 30 / psychologist September 3 / meet surgeon (Dr. Penner) September 20 / PATTS October 10 / Surgery October 18 2013!  

    

    
Yoyo4life
on 11/16/13 12:54 pm - Brampton, Canada
RNY on 01/08/14

That's funny Katie...I feel I'll be fine due to the fact I had my son via c-section and I had to get a needle in my back so hopefully it's the same concept

    

Referral sent: Aug/30/2013 Orientation: September/24/2013 Nurse Appointment: September/30/2013 Social worker Appointment: October/7/2013 Psychologist Appointment:Oct/11/13 Dietician Appointment:Oct/21/13 Nutrition Class: Oct/29/2013 Surgeons Appointment: Nov/22/2013 PATTS: December/13/2013 Surgery date: January/08/2014

    
Pamela.S.
on 11/16/13 1:22 pm - Canada

I've had many surgeries due to Endometriosis.  The first one, I didn't realize that I ever went under, so I woke up freaking out because I thought they were still operating on me!  So next time, I asked them to tell me - "ok, you're going under now" so I wouldn't freak out.  I've also had what they call "twilight sedation" a few times.  It puts you out for a few minutes.  For myself, I want them to tell me what they're doing, so I ask.  Twilight is a needle.

    

Referral Sept/13, changed centres to HRRH - Orientation Mar 24/14.  Feb 5, 2015 - SURGERY!!!! HW 286.4 SW 264

        

Yoyo4life
on 11/16/13 1:47 pm - Brampton, Canada
RNY on 01/08/14

Wow pamela you are a pro at this.,,and thanks got your response

    

Referral sent: Aug/30/2013 Orientation: September/24/2013 Nurse Appointment: September/30/2013 Social worker Appointment: October/7/2013 Psychologist Appointment:Oct/11/13 Dietician Appointment:Oct/21/13 Nutrition Class: Oct/29/2013 Surgeons Appointment: Nov/22/2013 PATTS: December/13/2013 Surgery date: January/08/2014

    
DeidreB
on 11/17/13 5:00 am

You will walk in the room, get yourself on the table.  They will strap your legs and arms down (they tell you this ahead of time) so you don't fall off when you're under.  They will introduce themselves and then go through the pre-op checklist - making sure they know who you are and what surgery they are doing.

They will put a mask on your face with oxygen and ask you to deep breathe down to your toes so that they bring your O2 saturation up to 100% (most of us are 98%).  The anaesthesiologist will inject the anaesthetic into the IV tubing so you will not feel an injection as you already have the IV in.  Your arm will feel cold and heavy, then my head felt fuzzy then nothing....

You wake up 2 hours later and pretty much sleep through recovery room where you'll be for another 1-2 hours.  Then its to your room.

    
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