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Author Topic: A pre-operative education class.  (Read 560 times)

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Offline mitch777

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A pre-operative education class.
« on: March 25, 2015, 07:53:22 PM »
Has anyone heard of such a thing?

I finally have my neck surgery scheduled for April 21st. The person who scheduled it said that it was mandatory that I take this class.

Still need to do the usual ekg thing with my PC and will also see the neurosurgeon to get the details of the operation in another appointment.

Just wondered if anyone else here had to take such a class.
32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 08:58:44 PM »
I've had major surgery five times in the past four years and I've never had to take a "pre-operative education class" but I suppose if I was instructed to do so I wouldn't particular question it.
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Offline Basquo

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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2015, 09:02:58 PM »
This is common for weight-loss surgery, haven't heard about it for other surgeries. It does go inline with the current trend of patient engagement, though. Patients who are engaged have better recoveries, the thinking goes, and this is best illustrated by the way they have patients visited by case management, social services, cardiac rehab nurses, whatever is appropriate. Medicare reimbursement is affected by readmission, so hospitals are doing whatever they can do to prevent readmission within X amount of time.

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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015, 09:25:01 PM »
Hi Mark,...


Sounds as though it may be an informative class.  I have heard of people attending a pre op class prior to Hip and knee surgery,  so this really doesn't surprise me much.

I believe it's all for your benefit.   Good luck with the surgery !!


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Offline mitch777

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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015, 12:11:01 PM »
Thanks guys.

I plan on attending and wasn't questioning the value of the class but was just curious what it entailed. When I mentioned it to my psychiatrist yesterday she hadn't heard of such a class before.

Anyway, I'll find out on Monday. I am guessing that it will cover the basic do's and don'ts of preparing for surgery and post surgery and that it is required since this is pretty major operation on my delicate neck.  :)

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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2015, 01:40:54 PM »
Hi Mark,
I was scheduled to attend classes before both knee replacements.
Just one more thing to rattle ya !
They made the procedure sound a lot worse than it was, at least was the case for me. mostly about rehab , got to handle the new body parts which was kind of cool !
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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 04:48:41 PM »
I had a friend who refused to go to that class and after the neck surgery he could look under the bed without bending over Ö so good luck with the class .

and donít believe a word I say but for good luck .

Offline bubba53

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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2015, 06:18:13 PM »
LOL...
Bet he could look up his ass and see daylight too !
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Offline mitch777

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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2015, 07:07:15 PM »
I had a friend who refused to go to that class and after the neck surgery he could look under the bed without bending over Ö so good luck with the class .

and donít believe a word I say but for good luck .

That settles it. I'm not going! lol.
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Offline mitch777

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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 05:14:50 PM »
So, I went the the class today and got an "A+" and a gold sticker star.

There were 11 of us taking the class. One worry wart and one older woman that kept interrupting because she just felt the need to talk. lol. Everyone was either having back or neck surgery by the same doc. The only question I asked was how many surgeries does he do in a day. Typically it's 4!!

They went through stuff to do pre-surgery and what to expect while in the hospital as well as post surgery.

The PT people were there too explaining their part in it all.

She gave us all a packet with these anti-bacterial cloths that we need to use the night before and the morning of. Then she said that they will be wiping us down twice more!! Ha! I won't bore you with the rest.

The good news is that we all will be getting private rooms! Yay!

Oh, and we all had to get sent for blood work and a nasal swab checking for the possibility of Mersa. I promptly left to beat the crowd and forgot my coat in the room. When I returned a note was left where I could find it. Dizzy me. ::)
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 05:21:50 PM by mitch777 »
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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 06:39:31 PM »
Glad it all went well.  So, are you ready for the surgery?
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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 08:11:54 PM »
Glad it all went well.  So, are you ready for the surgery?

As ready as I'm ever going to be. I will be nervous til the end. This ain't no toenail clipping but I will survive I think.

 :)
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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 08:16:07 PM »
As ready as I'm ever going to be. I will be nervous til the end. This ain't no toenail clipping but I will survive I think.

 :)

Mitch,

Congrats on the A+ from your class! You are a tough cookie!

I am sure you will be Voguing and Twerking in no time flat when done!

Take care,

OT


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Offline mitch777

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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 08:22:43 PM »
Thanks OT. lol.

Maybe I will give you all a laugh with a short video post-surgery of my twerking.




On second thought, no.



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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 08:36:05 PM »
Thanks OT. lol.

Maybe I will give you all a laugh with a short video post-surgery of my twerking.




On second thought, no.

Oh you are no fun..damn!  I had the popcorn and booze all ready. >:(

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Offline mitch777

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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 08:44:49 PM »
Oh you are no fun..damn!  I had the popcorn and booze all ready. >:(

Aroha
Jan :-*

 :'(
consider yourself lucky!  ;D
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Offline bubba53

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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 09:08:07 PM »
How long they gonna keep you in the Big House ?
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Re: A pre-operative education class.
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 10:48:29 PM »
One worry wart and one older woman that kept interrupting because she just felt the need to talk.

Which one were you? Or were you both?
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