Re: previous surgeries

From: Christine M. Smith (
Mon Oct 25 19:08:40 1999

At Mon, 25 Oct 1999, Tina Shelby wrote: >
>Chris -
>So sorry to take so long to get back to you. I have been away from my
>computer for a few days.
>Reading your anestesia notes - it looks like you got hypotensive - and that
>is why they gave you the ephedrine and explains why they didn't try to go
>for the ovary. Your blood pressure was falling fairly steadily - 80/38 is
>really too low. Your O2 saturations stayed stable - because you were on a
>ventolator (breathing machine) - which was providing the necessary O2
>On your laps - was anything removed besides the adhesions?

Hi Tina: Thanks for your opinion! I thought the blood pressure was a little low, but not sure what the usual response is to anesthesia. I forgot about the ventilator. Funny no notation was made. I guess this is the type of thing the anesthesiologist looks at when reviewing previous surgeries. I wonder if that's why I had an inhalation mask the second time with some horrendous smelling gas, or maybe this is just the preference of the anesthesiologist. I didn't have this the first time. All I had removed were the adhesions. Ovaries were left in place, uterus gone 12 years ago. There were a few dots of endo here and there which I think they removed. Thanks again for your help

Chris S.

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