Don't wear jewelry, makeup or nail polish. After showering or bathing, do not
use lotion, perfume or deodorant. Don't eat or drink anything after midnight
on the night before your surgery. You may brush your teeth and rinse your
mouth, but don't swallow any water.
Just remember it is normal to be nervous. Ask any questions before or after
your surgery you want to be answered. Write them down so you will have them
ready when your physician makes rounds.
After the paperwork is completed, your nurse will review your personal
health history and your home medications with you. It's important that you
share any recent changes in your health.
You'll also be asked to take off your clothes and remove all jewelry, piercings,
dentures, and contact lenses or glasses. Then you'll be given a hospital gown
and assigned to a bed in the preoperative holding area.