It is now a week since my hernia repair. I feel great! I am still a little tender in the surgery area but nothing big. You may remember they used a local to do the surgery to preclude the mental decline from General Anesthesia that elderly dementia patients often experience. But the interesting thing is, I am actually better off mentally after the surgery than I was before. I am mentally sharper and I seem to be "Up" a notch from my pre-surgery mental position!!
My question is, what did they put in that IV to place me in a "Dream Like" state during the surgery? I certainly woke up clear headed and alert! If it works on other dementia patients like it did on me, all of us should get a dose of this drug.
On a related note, my left shoulder needs a rotator cuff repair and I have had that on hold because of the requirement for General Anesthesia. The surgeon that did my hernia repair gave me the name of a Orthopedic Surgeon that does shoulder surgery with local anesthesia! I believe, as soon as I am 100% for the hernia repair, I am going to call him! One more dose of that Nap Time Drug and I will be good as new! The question is, how long doe it work. No matter, it is working now and I love it!