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pre-surgery doctor's visit -or- how I met the dumbest person on the planet

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  1. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    The nurse told me a bunch of things to do, including not eating before surgery, as well as to take my prescribed medicines that morning.

    One of the medicines prescibed to me is a sleeping pill (as needed).

    My girl just shook her head in disbelief and asked if I normally take my sleeping pill in the morning. Not to mention that it's probably not a good idea to take a sleeping pill before genereal anesthesia.
     

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  2. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Your girlfriend or the nurse?
     
  3. SilentJ

    SilentJ trail builder

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    :stupid:
     
  4. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I think she meant to take your meds as prescribed. If your sleeping pill is perscribed "As Needed" then you need to ask yourself if you need it.
     
  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    The nurse specifically said to take it.

    What if I'm an idiot and followed her instructions?
     
  6. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Try it and let us know :D

    personally ,if it is as needed , I wouldn''t feel I'm going to need it.
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    She said to take a sleeping pill, or to take your normally prescribed drugs?

    Do you normally take a sleeping pill in the morning?
     
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    macko Turbo Monkey

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    Then you would be in for "the big sleep."
     
  9. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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  10. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    I remember going in for surgery once, they "pre medicated" me with some sort of Valium derivitive. They prescribed four 5mg pills, which I (naively) wondered if it would actually do anything.

    So I went to the pharmacy, got my drugs and the lady behind the counter got alarmed. She asked if that was really the correct dosage and I just shrugged. She gave it to me and I split.

    Luckily they told me to get dressed before popping them...

    The morning of I took them 30 min before my appointment, 10 minutes later I started to get giddy and the next and last thing I remember was sitting down in the waiting room.
     
  11. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    So what are you going under the knife for?
     
  12. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    ACL Reconstruction. Using my hammy tendon for donor.
     
  13. SilentJ

    SilentJ trail builder

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    She should assume you're a complete dumbass and should be able to make it clear to you what you need to do even if you are a complete dumbass.
     
  14. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I figured you were going to enlarge something.

    Make sure to write wrong knee on the wrong knee. Heal up quick.
     
  15. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    If it was a testicle, I'd do that, but if they cut the wrong knee, then I'm looking at a payday :devil:
     
  16. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    If they cut the wrong nut off, you're half way to banging everyone you'd ever want to, worry free.
     
  17. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Go patella, its stronger. Recovery is way worse though.
     
  18. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Yes, because guys with no testicles are impervious to STD's.


    :think:
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    I thought he was gonna say he'd met 'The Amish'.
     
  20. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I was talking about knocking up some chick.
     
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    yes, patellar tendon is the way to go, by like BHCM#1 says, recovery sucks. I was on crutches for a month before I could put any weight on mine, but now,............no probs, and my patellar tendon has a nice chunk taken out you can see and feel which is very cool for stories :cool: