Saw my surgeon today. Went over the surgery for the 10th. They are cancelling a lot due to Covid but he said I will be a go. I’m choosing a spinal does anyone have any input on this. I will also be coming home the same day due to Covid.
I had a spinal for my first and general for my second TKR. I initially wanted a spinal for my second but anesthesia pointed out to me that since my surgery was later in the morning, the spinal might not wear off in time for me to be discharged that afternoon. So I agreed to the general.
I will say the general anesthesia has come a long way over the years. I was not any more groggy after the general than I was with the spinal. I was also concerned about nausea after the general. Anesthesia took care of that by giving me a med before surgery to combat any nausea. I felt great and was able to be in the car on the way in 5 hours.
Both general and spinal were good experiences.