Will they still Operate if I have a Cold?

@pinklilly (3446)
Australia
January 27, 2008 10:41pm CST
I am scheduled wednesday for surgery and I have come down with a stupid head cold. I get like this when I have been crying and now I am stressing over this because I have made arrangments for some family and friends to take time off work and travel to help me with the kids and around the home. If this operation doesn't go ahead I will have many upset people to deal with.... I have taken anything I can, to help shake this but now I think I made it worse... I can't speak to any doctors untill the day I go in and I don't want to be sent home, otherwise I won't go back at all... It was bad enough lastime I went, as I was postponed on the day and had to wait 10 hours till I could be operated on and I was starving and so dehydrated. Please Help --- Thank you
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@jennybianca (12919)
• Australia
29 Jan 08
They may not want to do the operation if you are still sick. The quickest way I know of to get rid of a head cold, is too boost your immune system. Take lots of vitamin C, & one of those vitamins with a double dose of echniacea in it. Eat lots of veges & salad. Drink plenty of water. Get lots of rest. Good Luck.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
30 Jan 08
Thanks jennybianca, I tried thhat and amazingly the day I woke up to go into hosiptal I was recovered... strange, but I didn't even feel like I had been sick at all.....
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• United States
28 Jan 08
This all really depends upon the type of surgery that you are having. If you are going to have general anesthesia it is unlikely that they will operate on you with a head cold- you need to be able to breath during the surgery. If it is local anesthesia they may operate. Be very careful what cold remedies you are taking before surgery - especially anything with aspirin or any blood thinner. This will cause a dangerous situation before surgery. Usually before surgery there is a pre-surgical exam several days before the surgery. Problems are generally picked up their prior to the surgery. You need to call the hospital if you can not speak with your doctor (which is odd as you should be able to do that or at lease speak with the doctor's office). Anyway - call the admitting at the hospital and see if they will let you speak to someone. Insist that you speak with someone who will know. Your circumstances are such that this is not just a casual question that you need to be answered.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
28 Jan 08
Thank you qbrancltd for your information, I am schelduled for a general anethesia.... There is a waiting list to see my GP so that's no help and I can call the hosiptal but I won't get to speak to a doctor only a receptionest........
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@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
28 Jan 08
"Usually before surgery there is a pre-surgical exam several days before the surgery. Problems are generally picked up their prior to the surgery" I did already do that just the other day and I was fine then, but it's was the next day that it started.
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@lightningd (1042)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Well, I think unless you are running a fever, they can go ahead with the operation. Try getting some rest over the next day or so and see if that helps. If the cold meds aren't working, maybe you should try to go to your primary care physican for a once over to make sure.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
28 Jan 08
I havn't had any fever just stuffy that's all. although now I feel like coughing.. Thank you for you help lightningd, maybe the stress has made it worse....... I'm trying to relax..... I just had a little lay down....