Pocket duties for Saturday 17th June

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Starburst
Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
edited 19. Jun 2017, 15:11 in Living with Arthritis archive
Good morning. It feels a bit unusual asking for your attendance following the sad news of the loss of the lovely Tezz, so I hope you don't mind. I could use some forum strength please. On Friday evening, I'm travelling 120 miles to a specialist hospital to get both jaw joints replaced with custom made prosthetic ones. I'm actually not feeling too nervous but I know I will do on the day. I have to be at the hospital for 7 am on Saturday 17th and they're operating around 8-9 am.

As my jaw opening is very poor, they are unable to intubate me the normal way via mouth when asleep. I will be intubated down my nose while I am awake (!) which, to be honest, is the bit I'm most worried about. You don't have to hang around for the surgery because that's long and boring! Any support you can send my way would be gratelly received and always appreciated.

Thank you, as always. You give me a lot of strength.

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,732
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Absolutely I'll be there and not only because I have a vested interest given a rubbish jaw and neck and the fact that I, too, think I've had my last general anaesthetic by mouth intubation. I scared my last anaesthetist too much :lol:

    As for the nasal route - I've not had an anaesthetic administered this way but I have had a tube inserted nasally when they needed to examine my throat area (Basic result - 'nothing is in the right place down there'. So at least that's in keeping with the rest of me :wink: ) However, I can tell you it really isn't scary. The tubes are very small and easily swallowed - which is what you do once it arrives in your throat area. You don't even swallow it because they just tell you to cough and, as you do, down it goes. As mine was just an inspection I was fully awake with not even a sedative and would be quite happy to do it again.

    Good luck :D
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,154
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Starburst,I will be with you all the way and I shall be thinking of you on your road to recovery. (((()))) XXXX
  • dibdab
    dibdab Member Posts: 1,498
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'll be there too. Hope those pockets are big, I suspect there'll be quite a few of us hanging round with you.

    I hope all goes well and the end result makes an enormous difference to your well being!

    Deb xx
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you. I had a little wobble this morning but I've managed to distract myself and get through it and I'm feeling better now. I know the anaesthetist was just doing his job but the detailed description of how I will be intubated was not the most fun I've ever had. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. That said, both the surgeon and the anaesthetist have been amazing, so I'm very lucky in that respect. I know I'm in the best hands and I've got you with me, so I'm even luckier.
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,732
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'm thinking of you, Sophie, with everything crossed. ((( )))
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • Wobbly
    Wobbly Member Posts: 58
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good luck for today hope its all done by now and you are in recovery room. Thinkin of u xx
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'm so sorry I missed getting in your pocket! :oops: I hope everything went alright and you can now concentrate on getting better with your new jaw replacements. :)
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,154
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hope everything went as well as it could do. (((()))) X
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    A day late but just to say I'm thinking of you.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I am so sorry to be late to this - I am away and battling with a new laptop/tablet cross, different wi-fi and cellulitis in my right hand.

    I sincerely hope that all is good and you are feeling as well as can be expected. ((((( ))))) xxxxx. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben