I'm having a femoral hernia repaired next week. I put off the op before but now I'm having it. It involves general anaesthetic. I've had GCA since March 2016 and was down to 2mg Prednisolone in October 2017 when I had a chest infection followed by a flare so had to go up to 20mg. I was down to 10mg at end of March 2018 when I had another flare so back up to 15mg. Now at 9.5mg. My blood markers have always reflected flares and how I feel. Last blood test 8 days ago was CRP 15 and ESR 22 - on the high side for me. Any advice re general anaesthetic? I have a phobia re hospitals. By the way, I feel that the hernia was caused by the Prednisolone.
Any advice please re hernia op?: I'm having a... - PMRGCAuk
Hi Maur, I believe you can have a spinal for a femoral hernia rather than a general. I discovered spinal when I had my hip done. You can have sedation with it and know nothing, have mild sedation and listen to music for example or in my case be totally awake and talk to the surgeon. I wanted to know what was going on. I was then offered general for another operation and asked about spinal, which they had not mentioned, and they said fine OK.
I just had my femoral hernia repaired yesterday. I think they do General because it can take a while, which surprised me having never dealt with laparoscopy before. It only took 1 hour & 45 minutes thou. I’m down to 4 Mg so they don’t do anything special, but she said if it was “higher” they might. She didn’t define “higher”. I was anxious about the anesthetic but loved the gal who did it. (I wanted to make sure they had my weight correct.). I’m certain my hernia was not from Prednisone, it was from work and carrying heavy things all the time. Plus I had the hernia previous to PMR. Be sure you have some cough drops handy to soothe your throat with the General because they entube you.
Best of luck to you-we can always ‘chat’.
creen & klick on cloud left of bell. I feel great. Still sleepy. Watched soccer & missed most of the goals falling asleep. Also trying to watch my favourite Wimbledon & dozing.
Took 2 strong pills yesterday but so far today I’m good with Tylenol. But then I went home after. Will you need to stay in The hospital? Do they use mesh over there?