I am taking the liberty of starting another thread rather than replying, as I normally would, in the thread lewvino started about
being off tomorrow for surgery on Wednesday.
In that thread someone suggested shaving before.
When I had my robotic surgery not only didn't they shave the area they warned me that they'd cancel the surgery if I did. Apparently studies show the skin scraping caused my shaving, opening little scratches, causes far more problems than leaving the hair in place. They gave me a special sponge to wash the area with in the morning of the surgery but were very clear no shaving and said they had actually refused to operate on people who had shaved.
Make sure you know what the hospital policy is.
Aside from that it's such an easy thing you'll likely snooze through the whole thing.
One other warning. Most people check out the surgeon. Some the anesthetist. But those aren't the most important. Oh no. That same daVinci is used for hysterectomies. You want to find out who is loading the softwear that morning. That's the person who really matters.
See you over here on the other side soon.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"