In regard to NEIrish's question about Hibiclens. My instructions were to shower using Hibiclens the night before, following the manufacturer's directions, and then to shower with it again prior to leaving for the hospital in the morning. Years ago, back in the 60's, Phisohex was commonly used, I think. That wasn't just my surgeon's protocol; it was the hospital's protocol. There are certain areas of the body that must be avoided when using the Hibiclens. The stuff costs about $12 for a small bottle, most of which ends up being thrown away.