1. HEART DUCT WORK
Heart repair is a well-established treatment for critical illness, and PET/CT scans are an important part of the process. If you have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease, you will likely be prescribed blood thinners. These pills should not be taken while you are undergoing procedures that include scans, because the drug formulating will not allow the blood thinner to be absorbed. If you have a previous history of a heart attack or stroke, or high risk of heart attack or stroke, you may want to consider other medicines or dietary changes. Discuss whether specific medicines are beneficial based on how you are performing in both the outpatient and in the hospital.
2. ANKLE CUTS AND HAIR WASHING
Do not wash your hair or cut your hair just before surgery. Do not spend more than 20 minutes afterward! I recommend a shorter amount of time than this before you go into the operating room. This is the time to establish the post-operative routine. Don’t use only water for brushing your hair after surgery.
3. TAINTED BIODIESEL
Be careful about what you inject into your body at a pharmacy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a relatively new brand of Biosolonix for use in pets. Even if you treat your pets as directed, the Biosolonix should be handled carefully before use. According to the FDA, several studies showed that it sometimes could cause severe reactions in the elderly and in pets whose owners carry allergies. Once injected, the Biosolonix should only be used in a hypodermic needle. The needles should be thoroughly cleaned before and after administering the product.
4. MOM’S OR DAD’S HIGHLY-CHANGED BLOOD TYPE
Certain types of medication and medical procedures may be particularly harmful in some people and helpful in others. And when the information comes from your doctor, it is important to know. If you have a severe predisposition to blood clots, for example, might not be able to tolerate non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and thus don’t take them with their usual dose, a PET scan might be recommended. Certain medicines that are normally tolerated can cause infection or even fatal bleeding if given in dosages much higher than that originally prescribed by your doctor.
5. YOUR PRE-TRAUMATIC PAIN IN THE EYES
Before surgery, don’t just blink your eyes and move on. Keep an eye on your eye for any symptom that is not expected, or any symptoms you detect at an early stage. This might include pain or light sensitivity. Also, immediately if pain symptoms appear after surgery, an eye examination is recommended. Remember that severe swelling, loss of sight, and other complications can occur long after surgery. It is important for you to request an eye exam if you notice any changes.
6. PRE-OPERATION HOT WATER STAYING HOT
A certain number of hours or days are usually needed for the hot water to cool off before it can be sterilized, but sometimes that can be longer.