My Arteriovenous Fistula Surgery Has Me Nervous
February 8, 2018 1:37am CST
I know it's normal to get nervous about surgery or medical procedures but getting a fistula put in my arm for dialysis seemed like a cake walk but now, it seems a bit ore complicated. Bascally they have to open up a four or five inch section above my wrist to fuse a vein and artery together. I still have to have the port in my neck until the fistula is strong enough to be used. That could be six to eight weeks, possibly more. The downside is that there is going to be lot of bruising, soreness and things I won't be able to do with my left hand. Hopefully that won't impede with me putting my prosthetics on. I have to leave at 4:00am for a 5:00am check in. It's almost 2:30am now so there's no point in trying to sleep. I thought that they were going to give me a local but it turns out they will be knocking me out. I've had some bad experiences with anesthesia in the past so I hope I don't wake up disoriented.
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It went well but my whole arm was numb until about midnight. It could have been worse:
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Don't be nervous dear @freak369 , today the medical field has got progressed by leaps and bounds. With modern amenities and facilities available everything will be all right. Even the general anesthesia also has become very sophisticated with almost no side reactions or after effects! Wish you all the best and get the shunt done successfully ! God bless!