Originally Posted by mews2much
What did you do when you got there before the surgery?
I ahve to be there 2 hours before.
Showed up early, waited in admissions until the person had a free moment. Filled in all information needed, signed everything that needed to be signed, got my bracelet with my info on it. (same procedure as for any other time you're admitted to the hospital)
Went to my room, was given a hospital gown, my IV was put in after I changed, and I was given a cup to pee in so they could go test my urine.
The cup was for them to be certain I wasn't pregnant
Since I was pretty much dehydrated from not being allowed anything to drink since the night before, they had to wait and threatened to cath me. During the wait an RN in also came in to take down any extra medical info such as drug sensitivities.
After that, I was wheeled down to the OR waiting area, there I was started on IV fluids (I hope your's are warmer than mine were!).
Waited a while for everyone to get there and together and for them to check my urine.
Wheeled into the OR, put on the table, they started the general. I wasn't ask to count backwards and was actually out very quickly.
I woke up as they were wheeling me down the hall back to my room... and hitting every bump along the way!