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Did you know cannabis can increase the metabolism of anesthetics so they wear off faster? I didn’t. I woke up from sedation in the OR and one of my two nerve blocks failed. Another femoral nerve block was done and hopefully lasts until tomorrow. The metatarsal actually was healed but the naviculocuneiform was completely deteriorated and so was fused. Let the healing begin. View attachment 1178891
Wow " Did you know cannabis can increase the metabolism of anesthetics so they wear off faster? "

No not until I read this from you I didn't. after my first hip replacement surgery I woke up in recovery screaming in pain and freezing cold. I had the nurses scrambling for a Dr. to give me something after a few minutes of this a nurse came by and put me out with something......I was never told the reason other than I was in shock when I woke early

That didn't happen after my second replacement but I'd been on narcotics ( hydromorphone & fentynal patches ) I wasn't capable of growing at that time and pot just didn't cut it for the pain I was in.

I lost my 50's to pain and immobility. I'm now 69 stronger than I've ever been no pain other than being 69 aches and pains. So good luck to you with your operation and recovery, it can be a tough go at times just stick with a plan and try to build it back up.
 
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Wow " Did you know cannabis can increase the metabolism of anesthetics so they wear off faster? "


No not until I read this from you I didn't. after my first hip replacement surgery I woke up in recovery screaming in pain and freezing cold. I had the nurses scrambling for a Dr. to give me something after a few minutes of this a nurse came by and put me out with something......I was never told the reason other than I was in shock when I woke early

That didn't happen after my second replacement but I'd been on narcotics ( hydromorphone & fentynal patches ) I wasn't capable of growing at that time and pot just didn't cut it for the pain I was in.

I lost my 50's to pain and immobility. I'm now 69 stronger than I've ever been no pain other than being 69 aches and pains. So good luck to you with your operation and recovery, it can be a tough go at times just stick with a plan and try to build it back up.
THAT explains why I kept waking up in the middle of my surgeries way back when! 🤔 My surgeon didn't believe me when I told him that I was aware of what they were talking about when I started to come to in the middle of surgery AND I told him the song that was playing on the RADIO that they had going for background music (he said)...He and his nurses all looked at each other with SURPRISE looks 😲 on their faces! 🤣 I SO wouldn't want to go under now, that's for sure...Yikes! 🤯 Smh 😅
 
amekins

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Reading a little bit about your trouble. Its not fun when the body struggles, I will light this one for you.

Its easy to forget to appreciate our bodies, we only notice when things wont work.

I did not know about the speedy metabolism either
In 2010, I fractured my talus during a triathlon. I managed to get up and finish the race (adrenaline is amazing stuff) but was pretty much unable to walk after crossing the finish. Long before that, I’d torn my ATFL repeatedly. Surgery at 16 left me with an accidentally severed sural nerve, and so began the neuropathy. I’ve suffered so many stress fractures and severe sprains. I used to hike and run and rock climb and by my 30th, I needed my first (there have been 2 now) knee surgery (same side) for a torn meniscus that is now arthritis and needs a unicompartmental knee replacement. Until 4 years ago, my ankles were wobbly (hypermobility) and easily rolled, but really weren’t awful when not acutely injured. A bunch of stress fractures including a non-union, numerous injections for pain mgt that did nothing, surgery to fix the non-union and now the arch collapse requiring fusion. I grew up a tomboy but my body was never happy to support that lol. These days, my hope is simply to be able to walk without severe pain.
 
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THAT explains why I kept waking up in the middle of my surgeries way back when! 🤔 My surgeon didn't believe me when I told him that I was aware of what they were talking about when I started to come to in the middle of surgery AND I told him the song that was playing on the RADIO that they had going for background music (he said)...He and his nurses all looked at each other with SURPRISE looks 😲 on their faces! 🤣 I SO wouldn't want to go under now, that's for sure...Yikes! 🤯 Smh 😅
The anesthesiologist should have known. They are monitoring many things that come way before coming to. This was the second time I’ve unexpectedly awakened during the end of surgery (open release carpal tunnel). But at that time, I wasn’t even using cannabis or anything else for pain on a regular basis. So, I think it wasn’t just the cannabis for me. But I told them/full disclosure about my growing my own for my medical use, always do.
 
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I am well aware, my friend. And I’m not looking to fuck this up. The second metatarsal was a non union initially and required surgery almost a year later even after using a bone stimulator for 4 months. I realize I’m looking at a minimum of 8 weeks totally non weight bearing.
Good to see you have a realistic outlook, and a clearheaded understanding. I didn't know for sure where you were at. It's obvious, you get it. This isn't the typical bone healing, no doubt. Reduced blood flow, that's the word I should have reached for, correct.

Cause of it's distal proximity, and the round bones, the area is more dependent upon diffusion, instead of the vascular. it's just a bad area, for healing.
I hope you mend well.
 
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Good to see you have a realistic outlook, and a clearheaded understanding. I didn't know for sure where you were at. It's obvious, you get it. This isn't the typical bone healing, no doubt. Reduced blood flow, that's the word I should have reached for, correct.

Cause of it's distal proximity, and the round bones, it's just a bad area, for healing.
I hope you mend well.
Me too, me too. I’m hoping for no more stress fractures and maybe even a little less back and knee pain because things are better aligned. We will see. I plan to ask my surgeon if he wants me to use the bone stimulator on it once I can get to the foot itself. I can’t see how it would hurt since it’s only goal is to increase blood flow. I also have osteopenia. FML 🤦‍♀️
 
amekins

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Good to see you have a realistic outlook, and a clearheaded understanding. I didn't know for sure where you were at. It's obvious, you get it. This isn't the typical bone healing, no doubt. Reduced blood flow, that's the word I should have reached for, correct.

Cause of it's distal proximity, and the round bones, the area is more dependent upon diffusion, instead of the vascular. it's just a bad area, for healing.
I hope you mend well.
Because I’m weird.
 
BionicKroniK

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The anesthesiologist should have known. They are monitoring many things that come way before coming to. This was the second time I’ve unexpectedly awakened during the end of surgery (open release carpal tunnel). But at that time, I wasn’t even using cannabis or anything else for pain on a regular basis. So, I think it wasn’t just the cannabis for me. But I told them/full disclosure about my growing my own for my medical use, always do.
Yeeeeah...About thaaaat... 🤔 This was back in 1985 AND when it was still ILLegal too...🤫🤐🥴😅🤣

After my 2nd surgery on, I tell the anesthesiologist to make my "cocktail" (coz that's what they called it lol) a double coz I don't appreciate waking up in the middle of being cut open, so they're pretty cool about that now...👍😎
 
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Yeeeeah...About thaaaat... 🤔 This was back in 1985 AND when it was still ILLegal too...🤫🤐🥴😅🤣

After my 2nd surgery on, I tell the anesthesiologist to make my "cocktail" (coz that's what they called it lol) a double coz I don't appreciate waking up in the middle of being cut open, so they're pretty cool about that now...👍😎
And they listen because I'm standing right behind them with an attitude already out of the holster.
 
Frankster

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Yeeeeah...About thaaaat... 🤔 This was back in 1985 AND when it was still ILLegal too...🤫🤐🥴😅🤣

After my 2nd surgery on, I tell the anesthesiologist to make my "cocktail" (coz that's what they called it lol) a double coz I don't appreciate waking up in the middle of being cut open, so they're pretty cool about that now...👍😎
My first surgery was an open heart, where they took the heart out of the chest, and put the person on a bypass machine, complete with chest spreaders, saws, burning instruments, I got the full treatment. Was standing above one anesthesiologist, and looking very green. He got this stern look on his face, and said: Son? You feeling alright? Perhaps, you better step down if your feeling dizzy, looks like your swaying there a little. Once I step down the stairs, he told me the prior week someone fell on a patient, during surgery.

I was like, that's not good. He's like; you would be correct. Stand down, if you get queasy.🤮 Anyhow, I got back up there, and think I stood several more hours, it was pretty fascinating. Although I didn't pursue a career in the OR, I mostly did Post operative, Medical, Pediatrics, ICU, floated a lot from unit to unit. The OR was a real eye opener for me during schooling.

I am real good with wound healing and watching for signs, symptoms of infection. Trimming off tiny bits of flesh, removing dead tissues. It's primarily what I did for 20 years. Even with children, or infants, sometimes. I worked a lot with ventilators.
 
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My first surgery was an open heart, where they took the heart out of the chest, and put the person on a bypass machine, complete with chest spreaders, saws, burning instruments, I got the full treatment. Was standing above one anesthesiologist, and looking very green. He got this stern look on his face, and said: Son? You feeling alright? Perhaps, you better step down if your feeling dizzy, looks like your swaying there a little. Once I step down the stairs, he told me the prior week someone fell on a patient, during surgery.

I was like, that's not good. He's like; you would be correct. Stand down, if you get queasy.🤮 Anyhow, I got back up there, and think I stood several more hours, it was pretty fascinating. Although I didn't pursue a career in the OR, I mostly did Post operative, Medical, Pediatrics, ICU, floated a lot from unit to unit. The OR was a real eye opener for me during schooling.

I am real good with wound healing and watching for signs, symptoms of infection. It's primarily what I did for 20 years.
I always loved the daily education about our bodies at a complex level. My first procedure to observe as a respiratory care student intern at Brigham & Women’s in Boston was a peg and trach. Then there were lung transplants and heart transplants and all kinds of fascinating and horrifically sad stuff.
 
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I always loved the daily education about our bodies at a complex level. My first procedure to observe as a respiratory care student intern at Brigham & Women’s in Boston was a peg and trach. Then there were lung transplants and heart transplants and all kinds of fascinating and horrifically sad stuff.
Yea, I've maintained traches, take them out, clean them, replace them. Insert, or replace PEG GI tubes, as well. I've intubated, but usually call up RT or perhaps a Resident, or Intern to do it, if possible. But when your in a pinch, you do what you have to, or at least try. I've blown people up like balloons. lol. It's not funny, but you got to laugh.

It's a strange world, no doubt. Spent lots of years at U of Utah, with a lot of Cystic Fibrosis kids, transplant surgeries, lung, liver, kidney's arms, most transplants they generally heaped together. We had a level1 burn trauma unit, that was on my floor there, next door, so it was an exciting place.

Spent lots of time in the pediatric ICU.
 
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I guess I'm sorta proud of the work I've done, amekins, cause I know how important it is, and that someone has to do it. But I certainly don't miss it. I'm glad that part of my life is over, cause it was a very stressful time. I am happy to turn the page.

You and I have been though many of the same sorts of things, in many respects. Seen how the world knocks others down in real time; then eventually have it do it to you, too. I suppose I felt very invulnerable in my younger years. Then one day, it hit me in the face.

Made me reevaluate how I approach things these days.
 

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