Archive for March, 2012

Informed Consent and Surgery: Signing on the Dotted Line

| March 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

I recently purchased my first home. On the closing day, I signed what seemed to be ten thousand pages before I left. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the […]

Continue Reading

What is an Epidural?

| March 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Want to learn more about an epidural and epidural anesthesia? What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not performed. my sides of my […]

Continue Reading

Gastric Aspiration: why do I care & why am I starving?

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you have had surgery before or know someone who has, you are probably familiar with the phrase, “Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.”  Why is this so important? What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and […]

Continue Reading