Not to be stupid...but they allow you to smoke prior to surgery?
When I have my surgeries I can't ingest anything or have a smoke. When it is over I practically push down everyone to get outside to smoke
I'm looking forward to my next surgery almost...since I dont smoke anymore and I should heal faster now
SnakeLady = Good Luck tomorrow on your surgery! I'll be thinking of you!
It helps that my surgery is not a general anesthetic, it is a local anesthetic/block plus lots of drugs to make me dopey.
When I had my tubal, prior to going under, because I smoked they had me use an inhaler 6 times prior to it.
They will say that they prefer you don't smoke, but they won't cancel a surgery because you do smoke. I think Canada's health care may be a little relaxed in that aspect. I don't know what its like in the US.
Does it vary depending on what type of surgery or anesthetic in your case? Do they just want you to not smoke on the day of surgery? What about the day before? I've heard of some surgeons here saying no smoking for at least 24hrs prior to a general anesthetic.
Thank you for the well wishes
I quit smoking tommorrow
and so does Cat I think I am more excited that someone else is quitting, than myself LOL.