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mild cold before surgery

Hi all,

Do you think you could still have surgery if you had a mild cold..I'm about to have a hysteroscopic mymectomy this fibroid and been told I will have a general anaestetic.

I don't have a cold as yet but I feel like I'm about to have one..my chest feels tight and my voice is a bit funny...I'm frantically drinking orange juice at the moment.

I've read that you could have my operation under local or regional anaestetic...If I did have a mild cold would the surgeon;s do that or will my operation be cancelled..I don't think I could wait any longer I've been sooooo depressed and stressed in the last 5 months.. :cry: besides I've already had 6 zoladex injections..I know I can't have anymore..

Any advice or help would be much appreciated

Tezi x

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  • Tezi

    Katie i brought that first defence that u mentioned shall i use eventhough i havent got a runny or blocked nose..ive got a gp appt tomorrow-tezi x

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  • katie.k.

    Hi Tezi

    That's good - use the First Defence and you definitely WON'T get a cold. It's a funny feeling when you use it though - it sometimes makes me sneeze and feel a bit coldy but that feeling doesn't last for long.

    Tezi, when you see you GP, tell him how anxious you are (I'm sure you'll be doing that anyway :wink: ) and he may feel it is a good idea just to give you something to make you feel less anxious.

    Good luck and let me know how you get on.

    Katie xx smile

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  • Tezi

    Hi katie luks like my op is bk on heart report only showed a few ectopic beats which ive been told is normal-my gp told me that i dont have a cold but my throat is slightly inflamed but not infected hence the groggy voice,is this going 2 b a problem hun?shud i tell the anaestatestist..im sure he will see when he examines my mouth..im worried hun-tezi x

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  • katie.k.

    Hi there Tezi

    That's great news - you're almost there now and it will soon all be over and done with. smile

    Don't worry about your funny throat - keep gargling with salty water. The anaesthetist would only be concerned if you had a really nasty, chesty cold - and you haven't got that and you aren't going to either. smile

    Brilliant - I'm so pleased you are back on track - all will be fine now.

    Tezi, when you type your postings I think you click on the submit key too many times and your postings are duplicated twice or more smile just click the once - sometimes it's a bit slow to react. That's why it looks as if the moderators are removing your posts - it's only 'cos there are often more than one of them smile

    Take care, and try and get a good night's sleep.

    Katie xx :hug:

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  • katie.k.

    Tezi just keep gargling and I'm sure your throat will be fine - it's not going to affect the op. - it's probably slightly inflamed due to you being so stressed - the anaesthesist will still be able to intubate you without any problems. Try not to worry. Another thing which is always soothing for sore throats is hot water and lemon juice with a spoonful of runny honey which you can have as a drink evey now and then.

    And a nice, early night with lots of rest! :nurse:

    Katie xx smile

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  • Tezi

    Katie im starting 2 feel really nervous+scared is a general definately safe-any problems wud the reverse it or stop the drug..im having panic attacks hun..another thing the nurse told me that i cud eat at 4am does it matter if i dont?pls help..tezi x

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  • Guest

    Hi Tezi

    Operations are scary for everyone at the best of times but the first time is the scariest.

    Nothing is going to go wrong and hey even if it did you wont know anything about it lol because you will be asleep :shock:

    I remember just before one operation I had the nurse said jokingly that I was the person having my head removed - I misheard her and thought she said hand! As it was my arm and hand being operated on I panicked for ermmm 2 seconds before waking up and it all done with!

    My daughter had an operation aged 5 and had a reaction to the stuff they use so they just brought her back round minus the operation - she had the operation 2 weeks later and no problems.

    What you need to do now is concentrate on how much better you will be AFTER the operation and stop worrying about the actual operation. Let the professionals worry about that side of things and hey! Do they really want a family suing them for misconduct.

    STOP worrying and START thinking about how much better you are going to be after the operation.

    I know when they operated on me because of the fibroids all I could think about was finally I would be getting shut of them and all the pain and distress they had caused me for years. Of course i had a few worries about the operation and recovery but that is normal.

    [b:41224702d2]So are you going to by yourself lots of nice white trousers and shorts for the summer? :D [/b:41224702d2]

    Melbi x

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  • Tezi

    Hi katie oh my god!one of my nostrils is blocked!i dont feel ill-i just no there going 2 cancel hun!im so upset-is it ok 2 use the first defence today shud i tell them tomorrow i use it-i cant believe whats happening 2 me hun-tezi x

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  • katie.k.

    Hi Tezi

    I'm sure by the time you receive this your nostril will probably have unblocked itself. Don't forget Tezi, an operation would only be cancelled if you had a really nasty chesty cold and was bringing up all sort of horrible gunk from your lungs. I'm sure most of your symptoms are caused by your anxiety. You can use your First Defence today but don't use it tomorrow. Also (something that I had never heard before) when my daughter had her op. she was told she musn't even chew any chewing gum once she was nil by mouth - just in case you were planning to have some. Usually, before an op patients are told to have the last food or fluid before midnight - you will be fine not having anything to eat or drink at 4am.

    As Melbi says, it's perfectly natural to feel frightened at the thought of having an anesthetic - but once you've had one, you will realise that there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Just think, this time tomorrow it will all be over. You will be in the hands of highly-trained people and they are not going to let anything happen to you. As Melbi says, they have their reputation to think of as well.

    When I had my fribroids removed I couldn't believe the diffence it made to my life. Wearing light coloured clothes without worrying (again as Melibi says smile ) plus not having to remember to take loads of pads and tampons with me - just in case. I felt so much better in myself - much more confident - and this is how you will very soon feel too, Tezi.

    So be brave - you will be absolutely fine, I promise.

    Katie xx :hug:

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  • Guest

    i have prob read your thread but cant remember .you had firboids obv ,how many did u have ,and how big were they ,and what treatment did you have to remove them, i am having a scan to see whats going on . but i was hoping that i could get away from ops , and was told by doc to have he marina but the feedback is so bad im not sure , also heard that having them removed doesnt stop them from growing again so how were u and how have u been since having yours and what are your periods like now , i wonder how the other girl got on 2day xx

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  • katie.k.

    Hi there

    I had several quite large fibroids and as I was 40 and had completed my family I requested a hysterectomy from the start. (I actually ended up being taken in as an emergency because I had left it so late and was bleeding heavily - typical nurse!!) :roll:

    This was fifteen years ago - and since then there are quite a few other options you can consider, depending really on the size of your fibroids and your age. Several of my friends have had myomectomies with good results.

    I have never regretted having my hysterectomy and am certainly not one of those women who feel they have lost their femininity - I was very glad to get rid of my bit and pieces. I did opt to keep my ovaries (providing they were healthy) as I didn't really want to be plunged into an early menopause.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to have.

    Katie smile

    Yes, I do hope that Tezi has got on okay today. When I initially saw the posting I thought, OMG it's Tezi to say the op has been cancelled!!! :shock:

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  • Tezi

    Hi Katie/Melbi,

    I made it! I had a few complications like I lost a pint of blood and too much fluid was absorbed in my blood..Which is why I ended up staying the night at the hospital. But the operation went well..The anaestetist was really nice and reassured me everything will be ok. Thank you guys for being there for me..

    I did go to see a bowel specialist as well last week..He examined me and said it's likely to be internal piles or IBS. But just wants to make sure so he wants to do a colonoscopy..Previously I did a stool blood test over 3 days and I came out negative..I'm not sure If I should have this procedures because of the risks involved...i.e perforation of the bowel..which is dangerous..The specialist said it's not bowel cancer but he just want's to rule everything ok but there's no urgency to do the colonoscopy yet but in a 2 months time.

    Tezi x

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  • katie.k.

    Tezi - you are still alive!!!!!! :D

    Well done - it's great to have you back and now you can put it all behind you!! Fantastic.

    Sorry you had a few problems but they've all been sorted so you can forget about them now ......

    I didn't like to ask about the bowel specialist last week - i wondered if you had cancelled it. Please don't start worrying about a colonoscopy Tezi - just forget about it for a few weeks (I'm sure your problem IS piles and can easily be put right!) So please, promise me you will not start reading up about all sorts risks and problems - I will talk you through it nearer the time!!

    Take care and take it gently for the next week or so.

    Katie :magic:

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  • Guest

    glad your here to tell the story,i reckon its where you got yourself so stressed out it played in your bowels , im sure it nothing .... so the op went good to whats the next step now with that or is that the final of it m i have to go for a scan next week to see whats happening with my fibroids etc, so ill be stressing like you , how many fibroids did you have and how big where they and what have they actually done with the op you have had if u know what i mean please fill me in ....denisexxxxx

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  • Tezi

    Hi Denise,

    I had one fibroid right in the middle of my womb..It caused me unbearable periods and pain. I had a hysteroscopic myomectomy which involved removing the fibroid from the womb through the cervix.

    Don't worry I was just as worried as you probally more, once you have a scan they will tell you what your options are and possible treatment.

    Surgeon told me I should get my periods back in 3 month because I've been having monthly zoladex injections which stop your periods for a while before surgery.

    How long have you had this problem hun?

    Tezi x

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  • Tezi

    Hey Katie,

    Hun I was told that I will experience cramps for a few days..I'm still experiencing it is that normal...I'm also spotting blood..only little amounts...

    My private area also feels really tender and brusied...is that normal?

    Tezi x

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  • katie.k.

    Hi Tezi

    Don't worry it's all quite normal - you will have cramps and spotting for a while. And as for your privates being tender - well, if you saw what went on in the operating theatre, it's hardly surprising! :shock: There's a lot of pulling and tugging going on - I would never want a gynae op. under a local anaesthetic!!

    Everything sounds right on schedule Tezi so you have nothing to worry about.

    Take care

    Katie xx smile

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