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Jul 10, 2015 2:30 AM

I just found out that I need two surgeries. I have always been terrified about anesthesia. I don't like the idea of going under. The first surgery they want to do is replace my shoulder joint. Mine is destroyed. It is bone on bone. I am holding out as long as I can but the mobility in it is limited very much and the pain is very bad. Plus I get these very bad sores in the arm that hurt very bad. I have to figure them out before I have surgery on the arm. I don't want to get an infection if the arm is ill. Then, they want to fuse my ankle some more. They have already done most of it. But the arthritis is so bad, they feel they need to correct the problem because there are days I cannot walk. but I am terrified to have these done. Then they want to put me to sleep for a colonoscopy. I am not worried about that. At least they just use Versed for that. I don't mind that. I am going to see if they can numb my leg and do that for my foot. They did that for my other surgeries on my foot.

Jul 10, 2015 2:48 AM

Profiler, I was just thinking of you. I have to say that you can get your surgery done with nerve blocks. Speak to your surgeon about it. I had shoulder surgery with nerve blocks and sedation and it was one of the easiest procedures I've had. When I woke from the sedation I had no sore throat because there was no reason to intubate and the nerve block lasted 12 hours so I had no immediate pain after the surgery. Now, as far as your ankle, they should be able to do that with either an epidural or a spinal. Same applies about not having to be intubated and with a spinal, you need to lay flat for several hours after you're done because there is a chance of migraine if you sit up too soon. However, if you're worried about the anesthesia, that would be the way to go. Speak to your surgeons about it in detail and ask as many questions as you can. I hope this was helpful to you.
I wanted to ask you how it was going with the cysts you were getting all over your body. Have you found any resolution to the parasites? Were the doctors able to open one of the capsules and get one of those critters to find out what they are and how to get rid of them? You've been on my mind a lot and I wanted to find out how you've been because I know you've been suffering so with those things. I also don't think they would do surgery on you with an active parasitic infestation. I've been praying for you Profiler. I'm glad I saw your post and was able to throw you a line... (More like a book..LOL). Keep us posted as to what you've been going through. All the very best to you.

Jul 10, 2015 3:02 AM

I went on this intense strong natural medicine and I am seeing results. I have to say having them in me was also messing with my mind and making it worse then it really was. At least I think it was. Unless it is a case of them just dying. I really don't know. I still feel Parts of them there but it feels like they are dying. I am also taking a strong antibiotic. They could be trying to protect themselves from that. I don't know. Something has changed between those things. I am feeling a lot of relief. I go to a dermatologist tommorow. So we will see what they say.

Jul 10, 2015 10:46 AM

Profiler, I was getting worried because you haven't been on. I'm sorry to hear about the two surgeries. But if you don't want the nerve blocks, which I would recommend because of the delayed pain, you can still am them to use Propofol. They've been using it safely since 2007 on me, and I don't have any oversedation of nausea. Good luck and I'll be praying for very good recovery from both. Glad to hear of the improvement with the cysts too! 🙏🌼

Jul 10, 2015 10:54 AM

Profiler, I am so thrilled to hear that you are having relief from those cysts.. It's been a long road for you with that and you've endured a lot!! Flappsy is right about the propofol, they have used it in me and I've had no anesthesia hangover or nausea. I do really recommend the nerve blocks because of the delay in pain onset and comfort levels of sedation, etc.. Either way, I know you'll do great. You'll have us praying for you and with your faith and the talent of the doctors, you will hopefully have a rapid and complete recovery.

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