Trying to stay calm!
Hiya, I'm having surgery this Thursday and trying be calm but having wobbly day! I saw anaethetist yday, it left more questions. As I have other autoimmune conditions they saying I dont have to have epidural anaesthetic on top of GA if dont want it, risks nerve damage, when I've already got that to bladder and bowel, mobility etc. Alternative is just GA but means they have use more morphine etc and less pain control on waking etc. I dont know how to decide except the thought of anythin going into my spine makes me shiver. All I've researched just says inconclusive re epidural risk if already compromised but any GA can bring on MS relapse (I've got probable ms or nmo). Anyone on here not had epidural anaesthetic? How was it without? I know everyone is different. I'm having an anterior resection, 5cm cancer, not known yet if have stoma or chemo. Thanks, seriously feel panicky today!