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Posted by: Vanessa | 2007/04/03

Anaesthesia

Hi - this is not a question but what happened to me with my anaesthetic a week ago.
I have chronic asthma and was nebulising and my specialist/physian had a "fit" to hear that I was doing this a week before surgery and the anaesthetist said it was the best thing to as I was extremely nervous and this kept my lungs open.
I cam through the anaestethic fine and obviously I never saw or heard from my specialist who was supposed to be there for a patient with crhonic asthma!
I found this very interesting as my specialist had spoken to me the day before the surgery and told me what a bad risk I was etc. This certainly makes me believe more in my GP - on whose instructions I was following to nebulise and not the specialist who really upset me which obviously (with being nervous about surgery) made my breathing even harder!!

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Hi Vanessa
Just to show that even a doctor should stick to his/her area of expertise! GP's aren't as dumb as specialists sometimes think we are...
Glad you came through fine!

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