In recovery waiting for spinal block to wear off after aquablation at Georgia Urology.

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I'll keep you posted as events unfold. If you've never had a spinal block its a weird feeling not having any sensation from the waist down but at this point I'm not sure I want any feeling in the affected area.

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    One of the two types of anesthesia used for this procedure is called a spinal block which basically makes you numb from the waist down and in my instance took about 7.5 hrs to wear off and for feeling to return to my lower extremities. The other anesthesia used was similar to the one used for colonoscopies where you are twilighted and only semi conscious.

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    I was released from hospital on second day after procedure with a foley cath in place. Instructions were to remove cath the next morning. Shortly after arriving home from 3.5 hr drive back from Atlanta i started experiencing pain in navel area radiating back around leftside to kidney area. After vomiting 5 or 6 times and pain not subsiding went to ER at University hospital in Augusta where I spent 8 hrs getting tested and seeing doctor after the pain and vomiting had stopped shortly after we had gotten there. No real reason found for pain and vomiting but it didnt come back. But as a result of the ER trip I did not keep up with my hydration and I believe when I removed cath the next morning this was the reason I could only pee in tiny stream and drops. Over the next 24 hrs had extreme urgency every 10 mins so not much sleep and started to get concerned due to lack of sleep and inability to urinate a proper stream. But lo and behold about noon today 3.5 days after surgery I passed a large blood clot that was obviously the cause of my problem and am now able to pee normally in an impressive stream. Still experiencing some urgency when its time to go but all in all pleased with the outcome so far. Follow up visits with surgeon in two weeks and another at three months. If youve done your research and decided on aquablation to relieve your BPH symptoms I would highly recommend the folks at Georgia Urology and Norhside Forsyth hospital . I will post follow up info in two weeks after ive seen the surgeon and am happy to answer any questions about my experience with the aquablation procedure.

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