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  •  I've had a dozen & I always get the shivers (9+ / 0-)

    in "the garage".  Hot blankets don't help at all.  

    But the worst is the waking up, especially when they overdo the anesthesia and I have to work at waking up.

    But in the end it works out and it all becomes a distant memory.  Good luck with your surgery.  I've had a deviated septum done.  It really helps.  And you will be absolutely amazed at how much gauze they can pack up in your sinuses!

    •  Me, too. Lots of surgeries. 2 knee surgeries in (5+ / 0-)

      elementary school and 1 in high school. (Shouldn't have tried to keep up with male cousin racing on our bikes)

      Oral surgery for the wisdom teeth. Never been so miserable for so long in my life as I was after that one for about two weeks. No one told me the summer heat makes it worse. I had it done in July.

      Belly button surgery in the early days of that. Hated the anesthesia that time. Felt like I needed to crawl out of my skin, but at worse, it was creepy, not horrible.

      Two c-sections. (Do not cough afterward. If you do, a pillow is your friend. Hold against your belly, so it won't feel so much like it's going to split open and your insides fall out.)

      But it's just not a big deal to me. I hate the IV in the back of the hand. Think that's the worst part. From there, it's off to sleep, maybe being cold in the OR or afterward, but not bad.

      My advice: ask for percodans afterward or whatever passes for those these days. I've found after surgery, you don't hurt so much with those and you can sleep.

      Good luck.

      Confession time: When I'm not ranting about politics, I write romance novels

      by teresahill on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 07:36:17 PM PDT

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