Re: Why is my surgeon giving me such a hard time?

From: Kate Murphy (
Sat Feb 24 06:09:23 2001

On 23 Feb 2001, at 23:48, jenny low wrote:

> Millie,
> I had a NG tube when I had my hysterectomy. Yes they are very painful. I was
> lucky in the fact that they put mine in while I was still in surgery. i had
> an epidural so the NG tube actually hurt more than the incision for the
> hysterectomy.

Ask for some cepacol to ease the soreness of the NG tube. If that doesn't work, there is an anesthetic spray that also helps. For me, the NG felt like a sore throat -- sometimes it is more sore than other times.


Kate Murphy

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