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scalp re-section – NO post anesthesia nausea!

Forums General Melanoma Community scalp re-section – NO post anesthesia nausea!

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    TracyLee
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    Hi y'all,

    Hoping and praying no one else faces a scalp re-section. That being said, I wanted to post that my surgery took 6 hours, 2 surgeons (plastic and oncologist), 2 anesthesiologists and I had an AWESOME outcome.

    I insisted on some sort of anti-nausea drug. There's nothing worse than puking for days after surgery! My plastic surgeon prescribed Emends 40 mg, 3-4 hours pre-op with just a sip of water. I also had Compazine (suppository) and will ask for the same 2 again if I need any further surgeries.

    Hi y'all,

    Hoping and praying no one else faces a scalp re-section. That being said, I wanted to post that my surgery took 6 hours, 2 surgeons (plastic and oncologist), 2 anesthesiologists and I had an AWESOME outcome.

    I insisted on some sort of anti-nausea drug. There's nothing worse than puking for days after surgery! My plastic surgeon prescribed Emends 40 mg, 3-4 hours pre-op with just a sip of water. I also had Compazine (suppository) and will ask for the same 2 again if I need any further surgeries.

    NO nausea after 6 hours of general anesthesia! Plastic surgeon injected pain meds directly into my 3 incisions, and literally, I was only "uncomfortable", not in pain, from the drains. This was my most extensive surgery and the BEST by far. I'm back at work full time a week later (I still have 40 staples in my head).

    Please be your own advocate and don't settle for "everyone gets sick after anesthesia". I now know better and will expect nothing less!

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      Carol Taylor
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      Hi TracyLee,

      I wish I had noticed the date on your post that I just replied to.  It was at the top of the list so I thought it was brand new and it wasn't until I read this one that I saw that it dated back to the 5th. Sorry!  But I'm glad you've had such a positive out come!  Yea!  Happy dancing!

      Betcha you're looking Great!  Have a blessed, wonderful day.  All the best. Thank you, Lord!

      Grace and peace,

      Carol

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      Carol Taylor
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      Hi TracyLee,

      I wish I had noticed the date on your post that I just replied to.  It was at the top of the list so I thought it was brand new and it wasn't until I read this one that I saw that it dated back to the 5th. Sorry!  But I'm glad you've had such a positive out come!  Yea!  Happy dancing!

      Betcha you're looking Great!  Have a blessed, wonderful day.  All the best. Thank you, Lord!

      Grace and peace,

      Carol

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