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Thread: Pre op questions

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Boston, MA

    Pre op questions

    Hi All,

    I'm going for my pre-op on Tuesday. I was wondering if any of you had any questions you wish you'd asked at that appointment. I already have some ideas, but I know I always think of what I should have asked after the fact.... I'll be sure to post a what to expect at your pre-op later in the week (finally I get to provide information rather than just ask for it!!!).

    Happy almost thanksgiving
    2000 34*L/39*T
    2007 44*L/53*T

    12.3.07 Posterior Spinal Fusion T4-T12
    (initially planned T4-L1)
    12.18.07 11*L/10*T

    23 years old

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    I made sure that one person would be able to be with me in my recovery room at all times (including overnight). I confirmed what vitamins/supplements I could take and should not be taking (I quit taking fish oil, and increased vitamins A and C). I asked about having my CD player in the op with me - they said as soon as they hooked up all the spinal cord monitors, I wouldn't be able to have anything electronic. I was glad I asked, so that I wasn't counting on it as my security blanket the day of.

    Everything was explained pretty thoroughly during my pre-op, so I just had a few questions that weren't already covered.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
    31 year old female
    55* (day of surgery) thoracic curve w/compensatory lumbar
    T4-T12 on Aug 15, 2007

    MRI, pre-surgery
    Xray, 3 mos. post-op
    Machu Picchu, 8 mos. post-op

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