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11-13-2013, 01:51 PM   #1
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CT surgery

Hi,
I Had 70cm of bowel removed last August.
I developed abbesses and had to go for CT surgery.
Before the surgery an RN sedation specialist came to describe what he would do. I asked him if it was similar to colonoscopy sedation (no memory of procedure) he said it was. He inserted a pic line in my left hand and said it would take effect in 6 seconds. He then left the room. After a minute I was still fully awake as the surgeons started to do surgery (on my butt and left quadrant of my body).
I was awake for the whole painful procedure.
Basically after they started I decided to grin and bear it. After it was over another nurse came in I told her I was awake for the whole procedure. She seemed surprised.
Anyone else have a similar experience?
Norm
11-13-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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Hi Norm, I dont have the same experience as you, and to be honest if that was me I would of made them aware I was awake and asked for at least some pain killers. I was however, awake for all of my colonoscopy, and I can remember the whole thing, including the pain of them trying to force through a stricture, so I can relate to the sedation not working properly. I would make your doctors aware that you were awake the whole way through, and that you can remember it, they should arrange for you to have more powerful sedation next time, or maybe even for a full anesthetic.
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11-13-2013, 10:55 PM   #3
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Thanks valleysangel92,
I let the hospital know, as I probably will end up back in there again.
I sympathize with you on the wide awake colonoscopy.
I remember waking up in the middle of a colonoscopy once and moaning, then I heard a voice saying "give him more", next memory was waking up in recovery.
Cheers
Norm
11-14-2013, 12:25 AM   #4
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Hi Norm, I dont have the same experience as you, and to be honest if that was me I would of made them aware I was awake and asked for at least some pain killers. I was however, awake for all of my colonoscopy, and I can remember the whole thing, including the pain of them trying to force through a stricture, so I can relate to the prescription not working properly. I would make your doctors aware that you were awake the whole way through, and that you can remember it, they should arrange for you to have more powerful sedation next time, or maybe even for a full anesthetic.
When I first started having colonoscopies, they would give me anathesia but I could still feel it and would moan. So, now I insist on being put to sleep completely.

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11-14-2013, 12:46 AM   #5
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When you say CT surgery what exactly were you having done?

With the mention of abscesses were they inserting drains?

Dusty. xxx
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11-14-2013, 07:17 AM   #6
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Hi Dusty,
Yes that's correct, they were inserting drains.
Cheers
Norm
11-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #7
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Norm,

I was completely awake and aware for my abscess drainage as well. Mine was an intraabdominal abscess and I can still remember the entire procedure. They even had to wheel me around to change rooms with the needle (or whatever it was) sticking right out of my stomach. I did mention this to them, during the procedure and they gave me more drugs but it had no effect. I just decided to grin and bear it.

Sorry for your experience, it is definitely painful and weird.
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11-21-2013, 01:27 AM   #8
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Sorry for the late reply Norman.

Matt had his pigtail drain inserted in X-Ray via CT guidance. He only received local anaesthetic so was awake for the procedure. He said it was uncomfortable having it done and ended up having some IV Morphine when he returned to the ward.

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