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Intubation and Microstomia

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Hi Techylady

 

Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear of your diagnosis but you have come to right place for support and advice. :) Have had my op on Wednesday. The anaesthatist managed to intubate me once I had been put to sleep. He felt confident that he could do it whilst I was asleep so I was incredibly relieved. It was actually more of a problem being cannulated as they couldn't get in the back of my hand as my hands are swollen and the skin has got very thick. They went in though my forearm which was bloomin' painful :( as skin there is also very thick. I didn't cry like a baby this time just tried to remember my breathing techniques from labour. I am now at home taking it easy but still in pain from stitches. Anyway got 4 weeks off work so will make the most of it and get my holiday cake made when I have come round a bit.

 

Take care

Helen

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Hello Helen

 

I am glad the procedure went well although sorry about the painful cannulation! It hurts wherever the put it! Rest up and relax and make the most of the time off by relaxing!

 

Take care.


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Hi Helen,

 

I'm pleased to hear that you've had the procedure successfully; what a shame it was so awful having the cannula fitted, though. :(

 

I can really sympathise; I had one nurse who made rather a palaver of putting a cannula in my vein. After the third attempt I very tactfully pointed out that perhaps her technique needed a little fine tuning!! ;) :lol:

 

Enjoy your enforced break from work!!

 

Kind regards,


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Glad the procedure went well and they were able to intubate while you were asleep. Cannulation sounds a nightmare - I dread blood tests because my veins are "deep" and nurses struggle to find them. Thanks for your welcome.

 

Hi Techylady

 

Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear of your diagnosis but you have come to right place for support and advice. :) Have had my op on Wednesday. The anaesthatist managed to intubate me once I had been put to sleep. He felt confident that he could do it whilst I was asleep so I was incredibly relieved. It was actually more of a problem being cannulated as they couldn't get in the back of my hand as my hands are swollen and the skin has got very thick. They went in though my forearm which was bloomin' painful :( as skin there is also very thick. I didn't cry like a baby this time just tried to remember my breathing techniques from labour. I am now at home taking it easy but still in pain from stitches. Anyway got 4 weeks off work so will make the most of it and get my holiday cake made when I have come round a bit.

 

Take care

Helen

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