Day Before Your Operation

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Stop drinking and eating by midnight the night before your operation. Your stomach needs to be empty. If you are a smoker, do not smoke after midnight.

What should I do the day before my operation?

You must fast from midnight the day before the scheduled operation.

How can I prepare for my operation at home?
  • Make or buy extra meals and freeze them for after your operation.
  • Arrange for someone to look after your family and pets while you are in the hospital.
  • Arrange for someone to pick you up at the hospital on the day you expect to go home.
  • Arrange for help at home during the first few weeks of your recovery.
  • You may need help with groceries, cooking, laundry, cleaning and rides to medical appointments.
  • Make arrangements for out-of-town family. Find a list of places to stay near the hospital.
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