I'm totally exaggerating about the excitement part, though SailGP last weekend (see photo) was indeed pretty exciting. Anyway, I digress….
The pre op assessment that was due to last 60-90 mins took all of 30! They took my height and weight again, for the 3rd time…..honestly, I am sure I haven't grown or shrunk in the past few weeks and other than taking my blood pressure, the whole thing could easily have been done on the phone in 15 mins!
And why did they specifically ask me to bring my medications? I had them, all ready for inspection, bursting out of my handbag, but the evidence was not required.
Anyway, I don't know any more this afternoon than I did this morning but clearly a box has been ticked.
Surgery is in 3 weeks time, the countdown begins!
I never could understand why they need to ask if you've had Mad Cow Disease.......are you one of the sailors in the photo ?
I had my pre-op on Monday (surgery on 10/8) and mine only took 45 minutes. I had to do MRSA swabs and had blood taken too. My BP was high (I take medication for it) so the nurse was a bit concerned. I'm now taking twice daily readings and if it hasn't come down by Friday I have to contact my GP to see if they can up my medication.
I had an ECG too because of the high BP. Luckily I've had a couple of lowish readings 128/8, whereas before it was 130/100.
I'm limiting my alcohol and going for a walk everyday.
That should say 128/84 lol
Sadly not sailing last week, just watching
That's not too bad. I have high B.P. too and take meds. Some Drs/nurses seem to be OK with it but some not. Very hard to get it down to a reasonable level. Nurse told me at pre-op assessment not to take my med for high B.P. on the actual day of the op, as B.P. apparently goes down during the operation.
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