Hi everyone. Recently returned from the hospital after my first ECT treatment. It went ok (I mean, I don’t really remember a lot but ...). The anesthesiologist, at my request, gave me extra pain med & something so my stomach wouldn’t be upset (which it ALWAYS is after anesthesia). I remember being wheeled into the treatment room & the nurse anesthetist telling me she was starting the IV. But the next thing I remember was waking up in my room.
I don’t feel like I’ve had memory loss — I remember getting up this morning, my husband driving me to the hospital, etc. My doctor is starting with unilateral [R side of the head only], and if that isn’t working after 6 treatments or so he’ll switch to bilateral (both sides of head). He said bilateral is more associated with memory loss.
I have a headache and my throat is sore for some reason. The nurse warned me that I may not feel muscle soreness, if I do, until tomorrow. I’m still quite depressed — not surprisingly — but at least #1 is in the books.