Having had gone through 3 c-sections, I have lots of OT stories to tell. I shall start with stories related to me. For all 3 of my c-sections, I had spinal cord anesthetic administered, which caused the lower part of my body to be numb and I was conscious throughout the surgery. The side effects of the spinal cord anesthetic were nauseous feeling, difficulty in breathing, headache, itchiness all over the body and shivering.
For my 1st c-section, I had really bad itchiness all over my body, esp. on my face which lasted for 2 days. For my 2nd c-section, I had headache which lasted for weeks. For my 3rd c-section, I had really really bad shivering after the c-section. After I was wheeled out of the OT and left at the recuperation bay outside the OT, my body was trembling profusely. I could feel that it was almost in a state of convulsion. My teeth were chattering until my jaw hurt and my head was even shaking as a result of the terrible trembling. Suddenly, I felt as if I could not breathe and asked for an oxygen mask. I was really shocked and scared but the nurses and my anesthesiologist were so blase about the whole thing.
……to be continued
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