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September 16th, 2013 · 7 Comments

Bunion surgery went well today, at least according to the surgeon. I can’t tell because my foot is hidden within an inch or more of bandages.

Feeling is coming back, but so far there isn’t any pain. The doctor recommended that I take a percocet before bed, because I wouldn’t want full feeling to return with pain in the middle of the night.

They used propofol for general anesthesia. Love that stuff. They also used propofol for my colonoscopy last year. Both times I woke up almost immediately, fully alert with no grogginess, no nausea and there’s no hangover tonight.

I’ve been walking around a little, wearing a special shoe. I’m supposed to limit my walking and keep my foot elevated most of the time for the next few days, but it’s nice that I can get myself to the bathroom and kitchen. I’m not going to try the stairs tonight, and I’ll probably skip basketball tomorrow morning.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Richard // Sep 17, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Glad to hear things are going well. Skipping basketball today is probably a good idea.

  • 2 Donna // Sep 17, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Gosh, that looks surprisingly familiar. Hope you do well! Maybe next week you can be back on the court.

  • 3 Don // Sep 19, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Glad everything went well.

    They used propofol on Betty for the 3 or 4 days they had her under with her thyroid. She took a while to wake up.

    They used it on me when I had my 4 front teeth pulled and yeah, I woke right up.

  • 4 Daryl // Sep 19, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I went back to the doctor today and he changed the bandages. Doesn’t look as swollen or dark as I expected. And the toes are straight! Looks like the doctor knew what he was doing. I thought about posting a picture, but it’s not very attractive and I don’t want to ruin anyone’s dinner.

    Don, my anesthesiologist friend told me that they often mix other drugs with propofol, depending on the surgery and level of sedation needed. Betty may have had fentanyl or something else added.

  • 5 Dale // Sep 19, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Those drugs are miracle meds when when used correctly. Unfortunately, wasn’t propofol was the one that killed Michael Jackson?

  • 6 Mom // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Wasn’t MJ using it daily as a sleeping medicine, and overdosed?

  • 7 Daryl // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:17 am

    According to Wikipedia, “Los Angeles County coroner’s conclusion that pop icon Michael Jackson died from a mixture of propofol and the benzodiazepine drugs lorazepam on top of diazepam ingested earlier”.

    There are warnings that like any general anesthesia, propofol use needs to be carefully monitored, and there are cases of death from self-administration.

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