Anyone know about being put under?

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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 2/10/2010 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
In my medical training I was taught that if you are put under you should be on a ventalator. I was told from the anasthea doctor that he plans on putting me out and not putting me on a ventalator. Is that common practice? I'm going under tomarrow afternoon for a colonoscopy (ICKY)
 
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okie
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   Posted 2/10/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey smurf, smurf , The only reason they would have for putting you on a vent is because you can't breath on your own.
They will run an iv that will put you in what they call a twightlight sleep. you will be awake but be clueless to what is going on. you might even carry on a conversation but when you come around you won't even remember anything but them telling you they are going to start your iv.
Sometimes doctors will do an colonoscopy without the use of anything. That happened to me last time because my lungs are so shot they were afraid to give me anything. Had I known they would do that I would refuse the thing. Unless you have severe lung problems tell them that you want a to be in a twilight sleep. But again there is no reason to put you on a vent. Most doctors would never even want to do that to a patient.
good luck let us know how it goes.
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carol
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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 2/10/2010 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Carol, long time no see!

I have really bad asthma. Last time I had surgery I was hard to wake up (had to use smelling salts on me even) and then gave them a run for their money. I woke into full asthma attack (due to the dang cleaning crew haha). Then I blew my iv and vomited blood. So I am really scared. I was on a ventalator then. And now they want to somehow put me out without a ventalator. I was wondering how safe and possible tha twas.
 
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okie
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   Posted 2/10/2010 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
well given the situation I can understand why you would be concerned. You may want to go in early and tell the anestisiologist that you are not comfortable with the plans he/she has and why you feel that way. You know it's your body and you have every right in the world to say no I'm calling it off until we come to an agreement I am comfortable with.
I realize there is all the prep and the desire to get it out of the way but they should be willing to accomidate you. I can guarentee that any doc or anestatis LOL how ever you spell it! won't agree to anything they aren't comfortable with.
and yes it has been quite awhile! but it's good to see ya!wink
hugs
carol
Lupus lung, maybe, scleraderma maybe, another A/I maybe, Hang nail maybe. COPD
meds to many to fit in my 10 lines. but last count was 28.

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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 2/10/2010 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   
He called me the ana oh whatevah I cant spell it either! He said its real safe and he has praticed bah I cant spell for 6 years and has done thousands of times this way. What do you all think?
 
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DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
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redrose77
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   Posted 2/11/2010 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I would trust the doc, if you need to be vented after he puts you under it can be done very quickly and it may be the vent that irritated your asthma last time. I hope that my comment helps, I am not a medical professional but I have been put under 3 times without a vent and am still here and I have mild asthma even.
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FW
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   Posted 2/11/2010 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel for you. It is perfectly understandable to feel the way you do. In 1970 I had an emergency appendectomy, first time I was ever sedated. I had a very bad reaction to the anesthetic, my heart stopped and I had to be "paddled". Woke up 3 days later in CICU (I was 12 and terrified). At 16, all 4 wisdom teeth were impacted so surgery, again. Doctor were ready and only gave me a fraction of the anesthetic. Went better but I still had a reaction. Fast forward to last year. I had abdominal issues from the lupus and my pancreas numbers were off. Many tests were run and they included upper and lower GI's. I was very frightened and was not even going to let them do it. But they reassured me that twilight sleep was different and they are able to monitor the patient much better than "the olden days". LOL And, everything went great! No reaction at all from the drugs - I was so relieved.

I wish you well, and will be saying lots of prayers for you!
Take care, Fran

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FW
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   Posted 2/11/2010 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Just checked the date. Should be finished. Hope all went well!
Take care, Fran

Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR, CellCept, Bactrim
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex, Daily Vitamins.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Xopenex, Tylenal, Darvocet, Prednisone.


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 2/14/2010 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Yea I survived. It was wierd though. I woke up talked to the nurse, wanted to get up but she said I had to sleep. Then they woke me, then told me to sleep. Omg make up ur minds LOL. They found some stuff in my lower intestines. Biopsys were sent and I find out results in a week. I hope its nothing tooo bad.
 
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days


aimsgirl16
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   Posted 2/14/2010 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Smurfy! Glad you made it through ok! Hope the biopsy will come back ok!
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