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RE: [IP] I'd like to be outraged for a moment



On Sun, 10 Mar 2002, Jennifer Harkleroad wrote:

> I am already worrying about a hysterectomy I have scheduled for May 20. Does
> anyone have any advice on who to talk to before I go in?  Anesthesia?
> Nurses?
> Who can give me the ok to be in charge of my D while I am there to avoid these
> conflicts?  Also, do I get to leave my pump on during surgery?  I have never
> used my arm as a site, but I would if they will let me stay on the pump.  It
> makes me nervous to go back to MDI after the pump as far as doses, etc.
>
Make an appointment with the Anesthesiologist and discuss your pump,
etc... with him. Let your endo know and give him the name of the doc. He
may want to recommend a specific anest.... for you. This person is the
most important person in the OR team. His/her job is to keep you stable
and alive during surgery. The surgeon is just the mechanic.

Michael
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