Well, this is one I haven't encountered yet...
I got my period a couple of days ago and it's still going strong. My surgery is Wednesday morning, so I anticipate I will still have it when I leave my house for the hospital.
What should I do that morning?? I wouldn't want to put in a tampon because who knows when I will have the opportunity to change it post-op, wouldn't want to leave it in too long, etc... On the other hand they always say to take off every single item of clothing except a gown, so I don't know what I would do about
wearing a pad either. Any ideas?? I've gotten my period *after* surgery in the hospital and know how to deal, but I don't know what the recommendation is for staying clean in pre-op and through the surgery.
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13