Monday, April 2, 2018

To Anesthetize or Not to Anesthetize.

So, Joey raised a good question this morning when we were talking about Pat’s surgery.  She was joking, but not.  She asked me, if, because we, peeps with Spina Bifida, can’t feel our legs, do they use anesthesia.

I can see her point.  If we can’t feel anyway, why put us under the strain of anesthesia.  I’ll admit, the feel of going under’s weird with all my shunt surgeries, to say the least.  Just throw a cover over our head like a bird, and we’re good, right?  But, I told her they, more often than not, put crips under, because, yeah, we can’t feel it, but we’ll know, and just knowing, in and of itself, can make psychological complications, which can make physiological complications, it stands to reason.  When people get scared, their heart rate skyrockets, blood pumps more, there’s more of a chance to bleed out.  No ueno.

Anyhoo, I’m still waiting to hear from Patty.

Be good to each other.


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