haha.. no worries bliss. yup GA = General Anaesthetic. no aspirin & Vit E during 1 week pre op & i believe first few weeks post op too. u might wanna glance thru tis as a guideline. http://www.youngerface.com/noseinstr.pdf
ya i do agree with cersepn tat different ppl hv different level of pain threshold. as for the hidden fee, u might wanna address ur concern to the related doc & get a complete quotation fr him/her. As for what supplements to take for pre/post op , tis the info tat i found:
• Zinc: Best taken prior to surgery, zinc reduces wound healing time, rapidly reduces wound size, and bolsters immune function to help ward off infection. Topical zinc, such as calamine lotion, also inhibits bacteria growth on the surface of skin, helping to prevent infection. As zinc deficiency is common in the United States, most doctors recommend 30 mg/day, taken orally for four to six weeks, to bring your levels up to par before surgery. If you undergo surgery in a zinc deficient state, your recovery time will be lengthened, so be sure to test and supplement your zinc levels, if necessary, well before any planned surgical procedures.
• Vitamin C: Another important component for full post-operative recovery is vitamin C. According to the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, levels of this vital compound actually drop in burn victims, post-op patients, and other victims of physical trauma. The minimum required intake of vitamin C to maintain healthy bodily function is about 300mg to 1g per day following surgery or other procedures.
Vitamin C is required to make collagen, the connective tissue in the skin that helps healing and prevents blistering. Vitamin C strengthens scar tissue and also helps reduce tissue death after burns. It also helps to strengthen the immune system and fight off infection.
For myself, I took sineech & EnerVon with Vit C (pill form) during my pre & post op. I took abt 1week to recover & able to move freely on my own. mwahahaa.. i hv wolverine genes too neh..