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11-25-2010, 01:39 PM
Hey everyone! Happy thanksgiving!!!!!
I have a question: My surgery is Monday the 6th and I have my pre- op exams this Monday. Do you think it's ok if I have a glass of vine today or a beer with my thanksgiving dinner?
My doctor did not mention anything about alcohol...

11-25-2010, 02:40 PM
Well you need to check with your Dr about that

11-25-2010, 03:02 PM
It really shouldn't matter, your body will have long dealt with a glass of booze by Monday :) My surgeon has been known to tell his adult patients to have a glass of wine the night before their surgeries, to help them relax!

11-25-2010, 04:07 PM
I agree... drinking alcohol, at least in moderation, should be no problem until 12 hours prior to surgery.

11-25-2010, 04:09 PM
Ha!, yeah... a glass of good red wine is suppose to be good for you. I don't know if that's a myth or true...
Just in case I might have 1/2 of a glass just to celebrate... :p
Happy thanksgiving!

11-25-2010, 04:40 PM
My pre-op direction sheet said "No alcohol after 6pm the evening prior to surgery". . .so, CHEERS!!!

11-25-2010, 05:32 PM
Being a lover of red wine, that would have been the first question I asked, lol!


11-25-2010, 08:13 PM
Alcohol should be out of your system completely within 24-48 hours, depending on the amount. My daughter is an anesthesiology resident and I asked her about wine before surgery and she said to be on the extra safe side, just don't drink within 48 hours of surgery.

11-25-2010, 11:01 PM
as an alcohol/drug counselor, i can say that all your forum friends have told you the correct answer......though 24-48 hours is a VERY wide margin!! depending on body weight (and gender), alcohol is usually gone from the body in about 10 hours...

so enjoy your wine....:)