David s. 2015-12-08 18:18:31
I am reading Dr. Walsh’s book, the one “A Guide for Men and the Women
Who Love Them”. I had quite a surprise when I got to the chapter on RRP
(excuse me, “Anatomical RRP”). He says the procedure is done with one of
two forms of local anesthesia. !!!
Has anyone actually had this procedure performed with a local
In an earlier thread the length of the procedure was discussed, and this
is a 2-3 hour + job. What is it like to lay there that long awake?
Dale j. 2015-12-08 18:18:55
I think a few here have had the epidural type which is administered into
the spine. You can be kept awake I guess, but who would.
I had the regular anesthesia, you go to sleep and then wake up….it’s
over. No back problems ect.
Leonard evens 2015-12-08 18:19:09
The anesthesia is injected in what is called the epidural area of the
spine and cuts off all sensation from the waist down. They also usually
give you powerful drugs to relax you, and you are unlikely to remember
anything afterwards. In this way, it should be very much like general
This method supposedly has some advantages over general anesthesia, but
in the hands of a competent anesthesiologist, any of the commonly used
methods is effective and safe.
This is an interesting philosophical question. I think typically you
are at best half awake, but you would have no memory of the experience
afterwards. If you are awake but don’t remember it, just who is the
person who has the experience.
Steve kramer 2015-12-08 18:20:33
I’d say that’s a misprint. I had the choice of general or epidural, but I
was asleep regardless.
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