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LMS

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General getting ready for surgery day
« on: April 08, 2016, 12:32:31 PM »
Not sure where to put this.  There is a section on post op recovery, thread on what to ask the surgeon pre op & getting ready in your home but I'm having a trickier time finding info on how to get your body ready for the surgery.


I thought maybe we can throw suggestions together to help others, that feel at a loss of what to do prior to the big day.  Health, food, exercise, activities...  Things you can substitute if you can't do a certain thing.


If there already is a section for this, can someone point me to it?  :)

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Re: General getting ready for surgery day
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 12:54:06 PM »



My pre-op plan was


1) continue to eat healthy
2) get down to ideal weight
3) strengthen muscles affected by surgery
4) continue to exercise And stretch
5) hydrate 2 days before


And of course get household items as needed.


Raised toilet
Shower hand rails/ suction cup ones


Put food where you can reach it.
Prepare meals


Etc






When is the big day?









Not sure where to put this.  There is a section on post op recovery, thread on what to ask the surgeon pre op & getting ready in your home but I'm having a trickier time finding info on how to get your body ready for the surgery.


I thought maybe we can throw suggestions together to help others, that feel at a loss of what to do prior to the big day.  Health, food, exercise, activities...  Things you can substitute if you can't do a certain thing.


If there already is a section for this, can someone point me to it?  :)
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LMS

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Re: General getting ready for surgery day
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 01:14:38 PM »
Good list Badbone, thanks.


I don't have a date yet, the wait time here in Ottawa is 6 to 8 months.  They call you 6 weeks prior to surgery, which is when you find out the date.  :)


When my son went for a surgery just a week ago, I was reading through the booklet they gave him at his pre op appointment & there was a section on what to stop taking a week or so prior to surgery.  I wonder if it applies for every similar types of surgery where you don't want to encourage bleeding.  I'll look it out & post it.

 

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