- Jul 25, 2020
- United States
I have been going to my ortho for cortizone and it no longer works. I asked to schedule surgery, Tkr. I can’t walk down a hall and back without pain. So I met with my doc, robot assisted OP. His PA called me when I had more questions and tells me I’ll be awake during the surgery. Horrified to say the least. Who has a major surgery awake ? I need to hear other people’s experience, with an epidural, nerve block (before or after epidural?) and IV sedation. I had a colonoscopy and was completely out with IV but then again there wasn’t a Santa’s workshop going on at the same time. I want to know if I’ll be looking at the ceiling for 2 hours with sawing, pounding, drilling, roboting, and more drilling. The PA said “like a nap” “some people hear pounding”. if my husband was using his awesome drill I purchased for him on the bed while I “napped” I wouldn’t be napping anymore. Is there anything I can do like bribe the anesthesiologist to put me under ? I don’t want to be awake at all. I will be at an orthopedic surgery center and I won’t go to a regular hospital with covid so the other option is to live with the pain until a vaccine and switch docs to have general anesthesia. Your feedback is appreciated!