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Re: General Anesthesia & ApoE4

Postby Stavia » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:13 pm

Alysson I think so yup. But it needs careful monitoring.

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Re: General Anesthesia & ApoE4

Postby Gilgamesh » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:21 am

Juliegee wrote:G, I'm happy that you found reassurance via ADDF's report, but the fact that you're asking us to weigh in tells me you still have concerns... I get it.
Yup.... Rereading the ADDF report, I see there are two separate issues: effects that show up a few days or weeks later, and then, the risk of a dementia that shows up years later. The former seems not be more of a problem for ε4s, but the latter, likely. Now, I don't want any of you to worry your past surgeries, but... feeling OK in the days or weeks after any kind of anesthesia might not be a gage of risk of late-onset dementia years later. But the research is not definitive at all.

I spoke with someone from the surgical team about a spinal block and he seemed not to like that idea for two reasons, one odd, one not so odd: "Well, it's not without risks to the nerves in the spine" (OK, I can see THAT, even if the risks are minor), and "you probably would have to stay overnight". That last reason seems weird, like he's channeling the voice of the state, which is trying to save money. I mean, what's wrong with staying in the hospital overnight?

And yes, I'd love the link to the guided imagery tape!

Thanks everyone. Appreciate the support.
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Re: General Anesthesia & ApoE4

Postby Gilgamesh » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:01 am

Got my appointment. Meeting with anesthesiologist tomorrow, operation on Wedn. Phew. Nervous, but I'm sure it will be fine.

Didn't realize what a big deal the anesthesiology part is -- that they set up a whole separate appointment to discuss it. But I guess it makes sense: it's about a controlled state of near-death -- at least in many cases. I'm going to explain the ε4 business, of course.

Thanks for the thoughts and support.
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Re: General Anesthesia & ApoE4

Postby Stavia » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:15 am

Thinking of you G

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Re: General Anesthesia & ApoE4

Postby circular » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:14 am

Best wishes for Wednesday Gilgamesh! It will be good to get on the other side of it :-)
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.

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Re: General Anesthesia & ApoE4

Postby Gilgamesh » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:22 pm

Everything went well. Unbelievably stoned on morphine.

Thanks for the love and support.

Details later.

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Re: General Anesthesia & ApoE4

Postby Julie G » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:45 pm

Rest & Heal ❤️

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Re: General Anesthesia & ApoE4

Postby Stavia » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:10 pm

Yay love opiates. Enjoy the high. Mwah

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Re: General Anesthesia & ApoE4

Postby circular » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:47 pm

Excellent Gilgamesh! Rest up!
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.

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Re: General Anesthesia & ApoE4

Postby Starfish77 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:14 pm

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Thanks for letting us know the operation went well. We are so glad to hear it. We are continuing sending you big hugs.
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