Operating Room

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Operating Room

by awagner on Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:57 PM

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The last time I had surgery they had me walk into the surgery room and lay on the surgery table. This made the experience much more scary. Have any of you had this experience before ? Is this a normal procedure ?

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by herrmajo on Mon Jan 07, 2013 01:13 AM

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what???? where the heck do you live? That is not right!

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by jon4156 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 01:29 AM

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What kind of surgery?

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by awagner on Mon Jan 07, 2013 02:44 AM

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I went to one of the best hospitals for brain cancer in New York. It's Presbyterian Hospital. I have now talked to others who told me they have experienced the same thing.

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by awagner on Mon Jan 07, 2013 02:46 AM

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On Jan 07, 2013 1:29 AM jon4156 wrote:

What kind of surgery?

Brain Surgery.

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by awagner on Mon Jan 07, 2013 02:47 AM

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I meant one of the top 10 Hostpitals in the Country for Brain Tumors.

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by Broken on Mon Jan 07, 2013 03:16 AM

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My God = I am so sorry they made you do this.

I hope everyone took note of that Hospital Name.  Making you walk to your own operation especially with brain surgery to me is way worse than (hypathetically) rolling one to the operating room to have a baby & then telling them to deliver it themselves.

I sure hope somebody filed a complaint on your behalf.

That is absolutely unacceptable in my book!!!!!!!!!!What is their thinking for this?????

Did they prep you before the walk & give you something to calm the nerves?

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by umcrn on Mon Jan 07, 2013 03:30 AM

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I was wheeled in on a stretcher and made to scoot onto the or table myself. I was given no preop meds/sedatives and I was given iv meds around the same time the mask was placed on my face which I thought was awful and suffocating. I can still remember them strapping my arms down before I was fully knocked out. I didn't have to walk in though which sounds terrible. I know this sounds crazy, and I am a nurse so I know how people have to seperate themselves from the patient sometimes, but I can still remember when I was wheeled in that there were 5 or 6 people all doing their own thing getting ready for my surgery and not one of them looked up at me when I got in there. I felt like I wanted to announce my presence so they all got a good look at who the person was under the drapes. 

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by Randy1958 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 03:34 AM

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On Jan 07, 2013 3:16 AM Broken wrote:

My God = I am so sorry they made you do this.

I hope everyone took note of that Hospital Name.  Making you walk to your own operation especially with brain surgery to me is way worse than (hypathetically) rolling one to the operating room to have a baby & then telling them to deliver it themselves.

I sure hope somebody filed a complaint on your behalf.

That is absolutely unacceptable in my book!!!!!!!!!!What is their thinking for this?????

Did they prep you before the walk & give you something to calm the nerves?

From the moment I was diagnosed with a brain tumor they kept me off my feet.  Even if I wanted to walk into the operating room -- who in the hell thought of that; forget that, obviously thinking never came into it -- they wouldn't have allowed it.  Among other reasons just imagine the liability if I had fallen down.

As for the operation itself, I remember being told the chief of neurology himself was performing the procedure, there were at least three people handling the anesthesia, and I don't know how many others were involved.  From diagnosis Saturday February 25th until surgery 7AM the following Tuesday, I never slept a wink.  I had a final word with my wife, was wheeled into the operating room, told to put out my right arm so they could strap it down, then told to put out my left arm . . . and the next thing I knew my wife had touched me on the left arm and I had snapped awake, scaring the daylights out of her.  I missed the whole thing.  Damn.

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by vwxyz on Mon Jan 07, 2013 04:36 AM

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I never heard of walking into an operating room for major brain surgery.  I did walk into day surgery to get onto the table.

From the moment my son walked into the E.R., his feet never hit the floor from the time he walked into the emergency room and surgery, along with first few days recouping on another floor.   They kept him on powerful drugs.

I know with all surgeries and brain tumors, the danger of blood clots is evident and they like to get a patient on their feet as soon as they are able.  I seriously think they should check all people  before  they go into any surgery for the "Factor 5 Gene Mutation.  It means the body creates blood clots after periods of non movement, etc.   

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