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Gemma23
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Some help

Posted in Hints and tips 08 Jun 2020
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Hi all.

So I'm going for surgery a week today and I need to no if you think it's Okie to still be using patches a week before surgery I need them more than ever now to keep me strong and not give in to the dirty habit again.

Any advice?

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  • Happiness June 09, 2020 | 6:49
    Your doctor will want to know all the medication and even herbal treatments you may be using. Call and ask your doctor what you can continue taking and what not to. Blood thinners are a definite stop three days or so prior. I doubt that nicotine is a problem, they want you to quit for stronger vitals, breathing etc.

    You are doing great and I hope you will continue when you return home and on the mend. It is the single most beneficial thing you are likely to do for yourself. Be healthier, be free.

    Play it safe and ask for medical advise here. Let us know how you are doing. All the best!
  • softly40, Mid North Coast June 09, 2020 | 8:43
    Hi Gemma23 Good to hear you are still going strong. As suggested your Doctor will want to know about all medications including patches, Please take there advice. I would think it should be OK I know they give smokers patches while they are in hospital if they ask.

    While you are waiting and after the operation is a good time to practice relaxation, using deep breathing twice a day. Keep in touch and good luck you will be fine.
  • Gemma23 June 09, 2020 | 19:33
    Thank you
    I did phone my doc and he told me still continue with my vitiman c and also yes smoking patches are fine won't effect surgery
    Very scared and nervous about surgery but all should be fine afterwards. Will be in touch 🚭🚭💪
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW June 09, 2020 | 19:44
    Relax and be proud of yourself going into surgery as a PERSON THAT HAD YA LAST SMELLY SMOKE A WEEK AGO.

    You'll be fine, Your OP will go well.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW June 11, 2020 | 20:22
    Stay strong Its mostly a mind game.
    Good luck with your OP next week.
  • Gemma23 June 11, 2020 | 21:09
    Thanks everyone keeping a positive mind
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW June 11, 2020 | 21:36
    yeah positivity helps. Keeping calm also.
    But ultimately not smoking is the ONLY cure to staying an ex-smoker.

    just get over your op and let us know how i't went.

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