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Alcohol before Surgery?
« on: January 28, 2008, 02:35:21 PM »
So I'm going out for my birthday dinner this weekend 2/2 and was hoping I could have a couple alcoholic beverages, but my surgery is scheduled for 2/5. Should I not be drinking?

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Re: Alcohol before Surgery?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 04:07:06 PM »
I didn't drink for a week before surgery per my PS orders. I wouldn't chance it with the meds you will soon be on.

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Re: Alcohol before Surgery?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 06:35:46 PM »
If you have to, don't get wasted, or even close to it.

Nothing wrong with enjoying yourself, but don't forget that you have something very important coming up!

Re: Alcohol before Surgery?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 08:17:39 PM »
Would be nothing more than A social drink to make it not look weird (obviously not everyone attending knows of my upcoming surgery)

Re: Alcohol before Surgery?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 10:32:10 PM »
Would be nothing more than A social drink to make it not look weird (obviously not everyone attending knows of my upcoming surgery)

Maybe have a light beer or something with a low alcohol content? I wouldn't go pounding White Russians and Yager Bombs.

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Re: Alcohol before Surgery?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008, 07:50:48 PM »
Unless you have a problem with alcohol, you shouldn't worry about a drink or two, or even three. Alcohol thins your blood, and dehydrates you, but if you're not scheduled for a week, you shouldn't have to worry. I wouldn't drink within 3 days or so of surgery though. Put it this way, I went to a New Years party and got hammered and I traveled to another country and had surgery (actually 3 surgeries) within 10 days later. No problem in my case.
Triple Surgery done in Chandigarh, India (Jan 10, 2008):
1. Gynecomastia Surgery (simultaneously with #2)
2. Tonsillectomy
3. Septoplasty (5 days after #1 and 2)

3 lifelong problems wiped out in a flash of knives... Now recovering and excited beyond belief. :)


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