Music and Hernia Surgery

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Well, again my mother is having surgery. And this time, she is again having hernia surgery. When she had surgery for a strangulated hernia in May, she discovered that she is even more sensitive to not only anesthesia but also to pain meds. She was given morphine and it totaly knocked her for a loop. I am seriously wondering if because she listened to music through headphones during the surgery, she needed much less morphine but they didn’t think about this and just gave her what they would have given anyone else. She was seeing things that weren’t there and talking non-stop about whatever popped into her head.

This time I am suggesting that she take the same music she listened to during surgery and listen to it in her room for at least 2 or 3 days. The body’s memory of this music will help her to be calm and to relax. I’ll let you know how it goes!

Happy Holidays!

Alice

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