"Experience of spinal surgery"
About: Ninewells Hospital Ninewells Hospital Dundee DD1 9SY
Posted by honeyboo (as ),
I was lying face down on trolley apparently, my airway moved and only one lung was being intubated so they had to put me on my back. The anaesthetic was turned down and I woke up. I heard the surgeon speaking about making the incision and repairing a cerebral spinal fluid repair using a pad of my fat.
I was terrified but because I had been paralysed I couldn't make anyone aware. I thought I was going to die and my heart was beating so fast, my bp was high as well. The whole experience was awful. I did feel pain and intense burning inside my back.
I had to go into surgery another 3 times after that. I had 5 surgeries in 9 weeks and was treated for PTSD because of it.