"Amazing pain free experience"

About: Wishaw General Hospital / General Surgery

(as the patient),

Amazing pain free experience after major surgery for prolapse repair. I had a spinal as well as General anesthetic and can't believe how easy the whole procedure has been. I had worked myself into a tizzy and my heart rate was through the roof before the operation as I am extremely claustrophobic and somehow had convinced myself I would come round after the General anesthetic and find myself choking on the breathing tube. This of course never happened and I can't remember a single thing. I had 2 anethetists one older and one younger who made me feel completely at ease. The spinal anesthetic was nothing more than a scratch and mild discomfort for a minute or two but made a huge difference post op. Regarding the General anesthetic I must just have drifted away as they were talking to me because I can't remember a thing.

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Response from Maureen Dobbin, Senior Nurse, Surgical & Critical Care, Wishaw General Hospital

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Dear Beth45,

Thankyou for taking the time to post your comments about your experience of surgery within our hospital. It can be a very difficult and anxious time when you are going through major surgery and I am delighted to hear that alothough you were anxious prior to surgery, everything progressed very well. Having good pain relief helps with recovery and I hope that you are continuing to recover well at home. I will share you comments with the staff both in theatres and the ward as they love to get positive feedback and know that they have had a positive impact on your care,

Again, Many Thanks

Best Wishes

Maureen

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