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Ronn1708
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Nerve block?

Postby Ronn1708 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:25 pm

I got my paperwork from my doctor through the mail today. It states that I will receive a nerve block for the removal and replacement of my implant. Does this mean I will not be put to sleep? The last operations I was put to sleep and stayed one night in the hospital. This time the paperwork states I will leave the hospital after surgery.
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Re: Nerve block?

Postby Lost Sheep » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:45 pm

Ronn1708 wrote:I got my paperwork from my doctor through the mail today. It states that I will receive a nerve block for the removal and replacement of my implant. Does this mean I will not be put to sleep? The last operations I was put to sleep and stayed one night in the hospital. This time the paperwork states I will leave the hospital after surgery.
Thanks

I expect, with a nerve block, you will not be asleep, but they will give you intravenous drugs that will put you into a twilight status where you won't really care and possibly will not remember anything. Very much like what they give you for a colonoscopy.

Members with better medical knowledge, please educate me beyond my meager knowledge.
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Re: Nerve block?

Postby Waynetho » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:03 pm

Lost Sheep wrote:
Ronn1708 wrote:I got my paperwork from my doctor through the mail today. It states that I will receive a nerve block for the removal and replacement of my implant. Does this mean I will not be put to sleep? The last operations I was put to sleep and stayed one night in the hospital. This time the paperwork states I will leave the hospital after surgery.
Thanks

I expect, with a nerve block, you will not be asleep, but they will give you intravenous drugs that will put you into a twilight status where you won't really care and possibly will not remember anything. Very much like what they give you for a colonoscopy.

Members with better medical knowledge, please educate me beyond my meager knowledge.


More likely they will give him "Milk of Amnesia" (a.k.a., Propofol). Even in low doses where the patient doesn't exactly become totally unconscious, propofol shuts down the memory registration centers in the brain and nothing is retained. My doctor said that even though they use nerve block as well as large amounts of Lidocaine injected in numerous sites around the penis and other areas, they give Propofol or another similar injection in the IV to sedate you.

The patient will not be aware, conscious, or able to move while surgery is underway. The nerve block prevents pain to the brain and motor signals from the brain to the muscles. The Lidocaine shuts down autonomic pain reception on the spot. Autonomic pain reactions occur in the spine/central nervous system when the reaction needs to happen faster than the time it would take for the signal to travel to the brain and back. Stimulate a pain receptor and the muscles react even before the brain feels it. Lidocaine stops this response.
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Re: Nerve block?

Postby newbie443 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:08 am

That fills in some blanks for me. I was given general for surgery but things seemed difficult to understand. Like why I lost over 2 hours for 30 minute surgery. I was in my room with the nurse and anestesiologist. He left and was gone for a long time. Nurse left and told me if she had not come back when he got there to tell him she would meet us in surgery. He came back and I gave him the message and he walked around a bit fumbling with something in his pocket. Then after a few minutes he pulled a really fat syringe out of the pocket and pushed the whole thing in my IV. Put the stuff away and released the bed. I covered up a bit as he started to wheel me out he said the shot was to relax me and I might feel it. I did and said so then nothing. No memory of the trip to the OR or where ever. Did wake up once in the OR. Already was laid out and had mask and surgery drapes on. My mask had sliped off to the side and I opened my eyes and looked up at the anestesiologist. Look on his face was as if he just soiled himself. All I could do was grin as big as I ever had. No pain at all, I could feel nothing. He said breath but I couldn't stop grinning. He finally got the mask back on tight and I inhaled and was out again. Next thing I know I'm being wheeled into the recovery room with a bunch of folks around me. Clock on the wall showed well over 2 hours were gone. Could have been closer to 3. I still grin when I think about that look on his face.
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Re: Nerve block?

Postby Masonjames » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:26 am

I was implanted on September the first and received a nerve block but was also put to sleep for the procedure. I think it was a good thing as you don't feel anything in the area for several days. The block will wear off and by that time you're past the worst of the pain. It probably depends on the surgeon as to whether or not he puts you under fully or just in a dream state. I didn't know a thing after they told me they were giving me something to make me sleep, until I woke up in recovery.

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Re: Nerve block?

Postby Cajun Jeff » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:00 am

I had a. Drive block for my implant. That was my request. They also gave me a sedative (To relax me). Well I slept throughout the surgery but was awake as they rolled me out of the OR.
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