general anesthesia & multiple surgeries...
From: dorothy (email@example.com)
Sun Aug 26 10:37:54 2012
Hey all, with 3 major SBO surgeries in 3 yrs & 2 mos. time, I noticed I
aged terribly afterwards, well... I mean I was 48 with the first one,
so I was naturally at that wonderful time of life when the crow's feet
and circles under the eyes become more common. BUT it really, really
seems pronounced now - no one disputes it when I say I look quite aged
now for a 51 yr old compared to others in my age bracket.
This is from someone who has never smoked cigarettes, haven't had an
alcoholic drink since I was 17, been taking vitamins since I was 17, ran
marathons, cycle daily, etc.
Has anyone else with major surgeries noticed this also? I know the
general anesthesia supposedly is awfully hard on the body, so I am
thinking that is the culprit.... or maybe the incessant worry that at
any given moment another SBO from the adhesions could occur... :0/
Thanks for "listening"!