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how long in recovery room after surgery?

how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby nursekristen » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:32 am

my doctor told me today my surgery is scheduled 1230-230 and I need 2 hours in recovery and can go home at 430. that seems soooo fast! how long were you in recovery for?
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby Shaushy » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:15 am

My surgery was from 10:00 am until about 5 pm and I was out of recovery at 6 pm.
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:33 am

I think about 90 minutes, but may have been longer.

Trust your doc! He knows what he's doing, and of course if there were any problems at all, they would keep you longer. No worries.
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby kimbo71006 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:34 am

My surgery was from 3-5:30 and I was in recovery until about 6:20.

But I had to stay in the hospital, so I was then transferred upstairs.
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby Nikkim76 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:40 am

I was rolled into the or about 1:30 and was done by 3:30. I was awake and had a diet coke and graham crackers by 4 then if I recall correctly, I made a post here and on FB while in the bed! I had been so scared I was going to die that I was so happy to be awake and have it all behind me that I couldn't wait to post that I was alive and well!!
Right after, I got up and got dressed, they asked me how I was feeling..I said I was ready to go home and they wheeled me to the car and home I went, in under 45 of being awake.
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby Tiandra » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:17 am

My surgery started about 7:30 am. I have no idea what time it was over I was so drugged but I was on my way home about 2:30 pm.

Good luck on your surgery . This is an exciting day ! :P
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby Angilove » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:26 am

I went in at 6:00am, surgery was at 7:00am, done at noon. I was in the recovery room for two hours being taken care of trying my best to wake up. I was very drugged up. They told my hubby after the initial post-op report that I would be in recovery for an hour. When two hours passed he was getting worried and asked again for me. That's when they wheeled me into a hospital room in a surgery center and was getting ready to get him and I was coming around better and asked for him. I was in that room from 2-4pm. I live 15-20 minutes from the surgery center so I got home a little after 4pm. I made sure to take the pain meds that were offered to me in all that time there. The good stuff in my IV. Then two percocet before going.
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby wernieandjimbo » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:14 pm

You girls here on this sight are so strong i can't believe you all. Here, We have our TT, wake up in recovery where they usually keep us for 1 to 2hrs. Then take you to a private room where you stay for about 4 to 5nights or till all drains and catheters are out. You girls are going home within hours, i am gobsmacked.
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:19 pm

I did go home with a catheter for 24 hours. It was wonderful. Lol
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby wernieandjimbo » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:26 pm

Never had a catheter, does it hurt? and you can drink as much as you like and not have to go wee? do you have to empty yourself or change bags ect.... not getting up to wee. oh can't wait for that bit.
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby julia223 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:28 pm

My tummy tuck, muscle repair, side lipo and breast lift surgery was five hours (all my ps' surgeries are that long for these procedures). I was coddled in a spa-like recovery area in his ps surgical center for another eight hours before I was driven home. I was medicated out the whazoo...thank God...don't remember anything until I was in the car.
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby jms46 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:10 pm

I was in surgery about 8 1/2 hrs. I don't think I was in recovery too long and I think it was because the nurses wanted to go home. I only remember being shoved in the car begrudgingly. Two visits later the nurse asked if I remembered telling her she was full of shit when she told me I would feel better later. I guess I told her I was never getting out of the car. I recall I hurt so bad everywhere and I could not see out of my eyes. It was horrible. I felt like I should be in a hospital and my friend who was a nurse driving me home was scared to death that I was going to die because I looked so bad!! She didn't know how to get back to my house and I could not see to guide her. My Dr/surgical center is 30 mins from my house. My friend got so lost and it took over an hr to get home.
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby jms46 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:14 pm

I had to return the next afternoon for a catheter because I was never able to pee after having the surgery. I felt like I was going to blow up. I was so swollen that they had a very hard time getting it in and it hurt like hell but was such a relief. I made them take it out right after because i did not want to go home with it. I had no problem going after that thankfully.
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby wernieandjimbo » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:29 pm

After reading your story jms46, oh you poor thing. i am now glad my doc keeps me in hospital for 5 days. i then know i am totally taken care of, But still looking forward to the catheter, i am on pills now to help stop me weeíng so much and to not have to go would be bliss.
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Re: how long in recovery room after surgery?

Postby stickinsect » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:51 am

I'm not sure where you are Wernie, but I'm in the UK and we're molly coddled here, it completely amazes me that all these ladies go home the same day!

I was in surgery 2 hours starting at 9am, not sure how long before I woke up, but I only felt like I was awake in recovery for about 10 mins before they wheeled me to my room, and I ate a sandwich for lunch by midday so it can't have been long.

I was planned to stay in 2 nights which I did. Just as well as my blood pressure was so low that I couldn't stay sitting or standing until the afternoon of day 2 and even then I just sat in a chair in my room and felt really light headed, but I was determined not to get back in bed again as they had wanted me up and moving around a couple of hours after surgery and I was getting really peed off with trying regularly and then nearly collapsing each time.

I had to have a catheter because I was desperate to wee but I couldn't go in a bedpan and nearly passed out sitting on a commode for a couple of minutes.

We're such pansies us Brits!
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