I will be having a nerve biopsy and they will be giving me anesthesia. My question is since I take 120 mg Oxy will they go easy on the anesthesia? Also, will they give enough so I have no pain? I appreciate any and all answers... thank you
The anesthesiologist should be calling you before your procedure. If not, red flag. They need to know everything you are on. I had my pain doc involved with my third spinal surgery because they needed his guidance. So the pain guys in the hospital were calling my pain doc and working together. Hope that helps! Sorry you have to go through. No fun:-(. Wishing you happy healing!!! Best CCC
You need to be sure to tell the anesthesiologist the medication and amounts of the medications BEFORE the procedure then they can adjust accordingly. As another poster mentioned, your pain doc may need to be involved for any post procedure pain control. If you take post procedure pain meds prescribed by another Dr without your pain docs knowledge, you may violate your pain contract and you dont want to do that!
Pamee, I'm just going to give you my opinion and if it's harsh, I sincerely apologize ahead of time. If your Dr. is telling you your going to have pain during and after this surgery he needs to read the oath he took. You or someone, like your mom or someone who has a powerful personality, needs to call that Dr. and tell him you want to know step by step whats going on during this procedure. That's your right. The first thing a nurse does when he/she are trained is that when someone has pain, and that is GET RID OF IT!!! I have no idea why he/she told you that you were going to be in pain. What an awful thing to say when your going in for a procedure. Now, he needs to back step and make this right. Absolutely, I believe the others are right about involving another Dr.. Yeah, they'll take your other med into consideration. But, tell me why he/she doesn't take you off the other med before the procedure? This makes me angry.
Pamee, would you please let me know how everything goes? I care about you. I want you to have the best care possible and I deffinately don't want you to be afraid. I prayed for you and God always answers my prayers. Love, Anna
Hey Pamee, I totally agree with Pickles, but one thing is that although the docs might give you enough meds for after the procedure, the nurses may refuse to give it to you regardless. If they are not educated in pain management, they may be afraid to give a patient that much pain med afterwards. That happened to me twice, after surgery. I was livid, but in so much pain, I couldn't do anything about it. Luckily, my hubby was there. You need an advocate to speak up, and MAKE them do what they have to do to assure that you are NOT in pain during or after the procedure. If the doctor doesn't care, (and many don't), then you don't need that doctor, as they are not helping you. I know, been there, done that. It makes a huge difference when the doctor cares.
Best wishes to you, and I hope that you get the answers that you need!!
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