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Question: Is it the muscle relaxant that causes the most risk respiratory during an operation procedure?

Discussion in 'Cardiovascular and Respiratory' started by Rosie, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Rosie

    Rosie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks Milo. I hope there is something not as depressive that they can use next time.
     
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    Milo Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Remember that when you go under general anesthetics, you lose the capacity to breathe for yourself and go unconscious- that is normal. It is so that your body does not fight the mechanical ventilation. The ‘waking up’ process is helped by drugs that reverse the drugs that were given to you. In some ways, you want enough drugs to be ‘knocked out’ and unaware of what’s happened, and enough drugs to have this reversed when it’s time to wake up.

    This is in the case of a general anesthesia. It is not the same as a sedation like if you had a colonoscopy.
     
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    Rosie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes, I need to remember the difference between the affect to breathing when it comes to a general anaesthetic compared to a sedation where the breathing isn't affected.

    It may be that I responded too quickly to the Alfentanil before the anaesthetic was given. I wouldn't want to experience that kind of difficulty breathing any longer than the 5 or so seconds that I did.
     
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    Milo Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The fact that you had an anesthesia consult before the procedure warned them ahead of time to use different drugs and to be extra careful with how you react to the drug. Try to relax and take deep breaths before hand and remember to take deep breaths and move your toes when you wake up. Fingers crossed for you!
     
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    Rosie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks very much for tips Milo. I'll especially take a huge deep breath the moment they give me that first med before the anaesthetic! I'll let you know how it goes.
     
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    Rosie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Rosie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    After having cancelled the op in March due to Covid, it has now been reinstated and tomorrow is the lucky day of op. :nailbiting: I don't really feel up to it. I somehow pulled a muscle at the back of neck/shoulder or strained it by not sitting up properly in bed. Also have irritable bowel after trying to fix constipation with some very juicy oranges.

    I worried about my lungs and them collapsing during the operation. I've got to talk to the anaesthetist and tell/remind them about my experience last year during that five seconds between being given alfentanil and anaesthetic - it felt like the air was sucked out of my lungs and I could barely breathe - it was very scary.
     
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    :hug::hug: Sending best wishes for the op @Rosie
     
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    Milo Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Best wishes @Rosie, will be thinking of you.
     
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    Will be thinking of you tomorrow @Rosie.

    Here's a picture of the last of the nasturtiums from our Allotment. I hope the bright colours cheer you up and give you something pleasant to think about. Hugs from Wales. :hug:

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    Last nasturtiums from our Allotment
     
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    Vert best wishes, @Rosie.
     
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    Rosie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks everyone. x

    I've just got home from the hospital, they had to cancel my op. Rebooking in 4 weeks time.
     
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    Oh dear. So sorry to hear that @Rosie - another month of worry plus the worry of can you get the anaesthetist to understand too.

    Big hugs to you :hug: :hug: :hug: and hopes that next month things can go ahead. Please remind us when the time comes around - I'm a great believer that knowing your friends are thinking of you when you're going through difficulties, of whatever kind, makes things easier. Helped me in the past anyway, though for different reasons than your current ones. Have another hug :hug:
     
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    Rosie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thank you @ladycatlover :hug: x

    I managed to have a good talk with the anaesthetist, he said that from my notes my lungs had functioned well at my previous op a year ago but he said with this op it would be a different anaesthetic set up and he said he was gong to use a airway (help) down my throat. There seems to be many different kinds of sedations and procedures with different operations. Hopefully he made notes for the next anaesthetist I get.
     
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    We are thinking about you @Rosie :hug:
     
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    Rosie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I had my op this morning and now at home. Relived to say that the anaesthetic part of the op went well. I never felt any problems with my lungs before going off to sleep. Glad it is over and now just need a few weeks to recover from op procedure.

    Hopefully the pre-cancer cells of the cervix haven't got to a cancer stage since last year. Will know the result in a few weeks.
     
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    Hope you can get some rest now @Rosie fingers crossed the results come back ok :hug:
     
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    Milo Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Great to hear @Rosie, best wishes for prompt recovery and good news
     
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