Has anyone every had to under go a surgery while having PH? I ask because I may need to have a hysterectomy and I am already afraid of any surgery. Do not like being put under at all. And with already existing breathing issues and heart palpitations it does not calm my fears.
I have had general anesthesia twice with PH and I was told I might have a hard time coming of. I did fine! but I will say each person is different. Even when you are healthy there is always a risk. Make sure you are cleared by your Pulmonoligst and Cardiogist and talk to the anesthestist about your fears.
Tb fears and questions come with life totally normal. Starting from your primary doc ending to your pulmonary doc you need to write everything down and have a conversation with them. They will be the best to lead you but no better leader than God. I pray that everything goes well for you. 💕🙏🏻
I have had 3 surgeries while having PAH. The anesthesiologist just had to make adjustments. Everything was fine afterwards.
You know what, its ok to have all those fears and questions. Do Not let anyone tell you differently. When I had mine, I was Terrified too and I am a Nurse.
Make a list, of All your Question and Fears, then take that list to every Dr. and ask every Question and fear, until you understand. Do not let him/her leave until
all those questions and fears have dealt with. That is one of Your Patient Rights.
Make sure the GYN Dr. talks to your Pulmonary Dr. This is very important. Also
GYN needs to talk with Primary Care Dr. I had to have a Hysterotomy, and, I was put through extra testing due to my Respiratory issues. The Dr's told me that normally they allow 4-6 hrs for the Surgery, But, due to my respiratory issue's, I had to be in and out within 2 hours.
I would find out why you need a hysterectomy?
I had utrine cancer so that is why for me.
Let me know what happens.
Thanks, Pat. As you can tell, I'm procrastinating and have been for about 2 years now. There is always that small percentage of risk that I really don't know if I want to tempt or not. My disease has not progressed enough as far as my lung function goes and the doctors are not very worried. But as you know, there is the risk of making things worse than I have to. I'll just bide my procrastinating time a little longer. You are in my prayers also. So many of you are and I love every one of you, even not really knowing you in person. But you know, I feel like it doesn't matter. You and so many others put so much time and effort into this website with such wonderful unselfishness that you just couldn't be anything other than good hearted and loving people. That is all that matters. Love, Linda B.
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