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 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

I'm supposed to have surgery the 2nd week of August. So yesterday I spent the entire day at the hospital doing 'pre-op', with x-rays of the chest (they said it was for the anesthesiologist), blood work, lectures on the recovery process, etc, etc. What was surprising to me were two things I'm supposed to do for myself hours before I show up at the hospital: 1)apply Hibiclens Chlorhexidine Gluconate over all areas of the skin even furthest from the area to be treated. Not in the hospital but 12 hours before surgery. They said it was antimicrobial.
2)No deodorant. ok, I just don't understand that.
There's a ton of other things I'm supposed to do before showing up at the hospital that make sense, but no deodorant thing is strange.

edit: I didn't see the 'no deodorant' thing until I got home and read some further instructions for me. Any Doctors on this board?

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Hope your surgery goes fine!

The anti microbes thing you need to put on makes sense, it is a hazard during surgery. I know someone in my family who needs to get a surgery but can't because she has a microbe that needs to be removed first. So she's taking antibiotics to get rid of it and they wont operate on her before it's gone.

As for the deodorant, perhaps a similar concern, it would make sense to not put on any foreign products and stay as 'steril' as possible.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Well I know women are not allowed to have make-up or perfume on before surgery. So I guess no deodorant would make sense. Are you wanting to smell nice for the nurses? wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

The deodorant makes sense to me -- you don't want anything on you that can interfere with surgical protocols or chemicals, or that can conceivably makes it way into the incision site and cause problems.

The chlorhexidine also makes sense to me -- chlorhexidine is an antibiotic salt which works by dissociating, basically, from one neutral molecule into a positively-charged bit and a negatively-charged bit; the positively charged bit binds to bacterial membranes (which are negatively-charged). A little bit will disrupt the bacterium's ability to do anything; a lot will essentially cause the bacterium to explode, since maintaining a potential difference across its membrane is how a cell drives a lot of its necessary processes. So the chlorhexidine can sit on your skin and drive down bacterial activity over an extended period of time, if you slop enough on there. But I wonder why they say 12 hours instead of six or four.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Interesting....I have had surgery 6 times, 5 of which were under general anaesthetic, and on not one of those occasions have I been asked to do anything of the sort. The only directions I have ever had are about not eating or drinking.

I hope the surgery is nothing....drastic?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 8:17 PM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

Gentlemen, thank you much for your responses. The body-wash is supposed to be applied AFTER taking a shower and THEN going to bed the night before my arrival. The 12-hour time frame was merely my own calculation, it would then make it around, maybe, 9 hours.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 8:20 PM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

The deodorant makes sense to me -- you don't want anything on you that can interfere with surgical protocols or chemicals, or that can conceivably makes it way into the incision site and cause problems.

The chlorhexidine also makes sense to me -- chlorhexidine is an antibiotic salt which works by dissociating, basically, from one neutral molecule into a positively-charged bit and a negatively-charged bit; the positively charged bit binds to bacterial membranes (which are negatively-charged). A little bit will disrupt the bacterium's ability to do anything; a lot will essentially cause the bacterium to explode, since maintaining a potential difference across its membrane is how a cell drives a lot of its necessary processes. So the chlorhexidine can sit on your skin and drive down bacterial activity over an extended period of time, if you slop enough on there. But I wonder why they say 12 hours instead of six or four.



Mastadge: Thank you for this detailed but interesting and accessible information. And incidentally, do you have a Boy named Sherman? wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

'bout time you got that thing taken care of Monty! big grin

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

And good luck with your surgery.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2014 - 9:38 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Has anyone heard from Montana Dave? Is he recovering, home, or just plain okay?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2014 - 10:08 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I was wond'rin' that myself.

Hope all is well, M-Dave. Looking forward to seeing your words.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2014 - 2:40 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Yes, I hope everything went well and he is recovering nicely.

It would be nice to think it's as simple as a splinter removal, but it seemed to me the preparation for surgery was extensive and major, so I imagine his recovery period will take awhile.

I sent him a video of the Italian film BITTER RICE from 1949 with Silvana Mangano which he had wanted to see in a good print. According to postal tracking, it should have arrived at his home on Saturday.

So, if he is at home, or will be soon, I hope he will be able to enjoy that before long.

I'm sure we'll hear from him soon.

Wishing you a speedy recovery, MD!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2014 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I also wanted to send a "Get Well Soon" to Montana Dave. So...get well soon!

 
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