Good news. They scheduled the surgery an hour earlier and the nurse said o.k. to the Am. Ac. of Anesth. recommendations- toast and tea 6 hours before and juice 2 hours before. That should help. Thanks all for your replies.
The article says they advise fasting so the food from the stomach doesn’t go into the lungs but with modern anesthesia that is not likely. If I have dry heaves I won’t be able to have the procedure. I do look forward to better vision.
Lynnie- With nothing in my stomach, I have had horrendous headaches and dry heaves. There is an article’ Fasting before surgery- before and after surgery’ at HealthCommunities.com. I will be having conscious sedation- versed and propopal, not a general anesthetic. The article says the American Society of Anesthesiologists says you can safely have a clear liquid like fruit juice without pulp 2 hours before surgery and a light meal like toast and tea 6 hours before surgery. The no food after midnight is easy for the doctor, no different fasting for each patient, but it says some anesthesiologists modify the fasting.
Hi whaleharbor I diagnosed it myself. It is on my upper right leg, itches and bugs me. I see my new pcp tomorrow and will see what he says. I would like it frozen/removed before cataract surgery Aug. 29.