Was this normal? (re: spinal)

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Was this normal? (re: spinal)
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Fri, 01-16-2009 - 12:58pm

Looking back on my C/S a few weeks ago, I think the worst part was getting the spinal.

 

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Sat, 02-07-2009 - 10:25pm

Mine was worse- I had actual convulsions on my whole right side of my body while he kept yelling at me that he was going to paralyze me. It took him a long time and by the time he gave up I was in so much pain I had nearly passed out. He told me I must have scoliosis. My second anesthesiologist said there was no reason for that and when he started it it was painful and I had SOME twitching but he adjusted each time I told him I was starting to twitch.

Third and fourth times there were no twitches.

Sarah, mom to 4 sectioned girls and planning my first VBAC

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Fri, 01-30-2009 - 6:41pm

I am a nurse myself so he didn't turn me off to the profession. I also did not want to say anything because in my state at the time

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Tue, 01-27-2009 - 3:29pm

Hi everyone...


Ok, as a nurse anesthetist, I have to jump in here.

 

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Tue, 01-20-2009 - 4:26pm
It sounds completely normal to me. I had the exact same sensation. I had one leg that got a shooting pain and it kicked just like you said. I got really nervous because I felt that only one side was numb. They assured me that it was normal and the other side will go numb soon after. They were right it did and everything was fine. It was very different from my epidural that I had with my vaginal delivery as far as the feeling.


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Tue, 01-20-2009 - 2:31pm
I had a really odd sensation that NOONE told me might happen.
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Mon, 01-19-2009 - 3:58pm

Hey, our lo our birthday buddies. I don't see you posting much on Jan ec... did you switch to Dec?


My spinal sucked too. Mine was an emergency but the Nurse Anesthesiologist did not talk me through it and I was not prepared for the sharp cramping when he inserted the needles. I didn't feel anything in my legs though. I tensed my back and he got aggravated. I so wanted to tell him off. lol. Oh well, I went into DIC on the table and freaked him out, had to get the Anesthesiologist back in there. Maybe he was trying to BS you as he didn't want to scare you.


Collin Jeffrey 12-29-08


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Fri, 01-16-2009 - 3:40pm

Hi Heather,


I'm so glad that everything is going well for you! Things are going great here too - a little busy with a 19 month old and the baby, but we are surviving! Abby was in the NICU for a week with respiratory issues, so we are so happy to have her home!

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Fri, 01-16-2009 - 2:05pm

Thanks for posting.

 

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Fri, 01-16-2009 - 1:05pm

Mine was nothing like that - a few "pinches" and then it was done. My DH was in the room with me and was talking to the doc and at one point the doc said - can you see the spinal fluid. DH said, "Yep - nice and clear!" And at that point I didn't feel anything.


My guess is that you just had a bad go - this time around was the first time that I felt anything at all and it was nothing like you describe. Perhaps you can request the doctor next time!


Excited to hear that you want another one... I want another one too!!!

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