Monday, November 28, 2011

Surgery Countdown: 2 days and 2 nights

Things to do the Night Before

You're not going to be able to trim your toes for awhile, so unless you have a sweet friend who will cut your toenails you better make sure you are pedicured up.  No polish though.

Shave your Legs
You're not suppose to shave your legs the day of, and cannot shave the surgical site for 3 days prior to surgery.  Make sure you are all groomed because you won't be able to shower for a week.  This includes washing your hair.

Don't Eat after Dinner  
Or at least after midnight.  Make sure you get your midnight snacks early.  This includes drinking, chewing gum or sucking on candy.

Hospital Check List
ID, check, insurance card, check, comfy clothes, check, pillow, check, crutches, check, cash for parking, check.

No Asprin or NSAIDS
Because these thin your blood.  In fact, my primary doctor told me no vitamins because some of these thin your blood too.  My surgeons office said Tylenol is A.O.K.

Think Positive and Relax
Make sure you do something relaxing and usual so you don't get too anxious.  I will be watching my T.V. shows and reading Reader's Digest like every night.  Also, don't underestimate the power of positive thinking.  Send yourself good vibes.

Get to bed on time so you are all rested up.

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