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Re: [IP] Questions about surgery with the pump

On Sat, 14 Apr 2001, Scott Akers wrote:

> My doctor just informed me that I need surgery to repair a hernia. I haven't
> talked with a surgeon yet, but am wondering what kind of things I need to
> ask him?   I'd love to hear about others' experiences with their pump during
> surgery. I'm a little nervous as I've never had surgery before.
Make sure your talk to the anesthesiologist. This is the person in charge 
of keeping you alive and well while the mechanic (surgeon) fixes whatever 
is broken. The anesthesiologist controls your vitals, drugs, fluids, 
oxygen, AND insulin if needed.

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