OK, so here's a new topic I want info on and maybe Zach or others can help me. My mind is percocet clouded and my desktop computer with lots of saved info is in the shop so I don't exactly remember all of this.
OK, we all know that NSAIDS and steroids inhibit fusion. I had asked about getting a bunch of liquid steriods injected during fusion just to calm it all down and maybe make my recovery less painful, and was told no. That's when I first heard that steroids inhibit fusion.
But, here's my question. Many folks(I know you know Zach) that steroids raise your blood sugar. I remember even before my fusion coming across an article about how important it was for surgeons to monitor blood glucose levels for the first 24-48 hours postop fusion and to even give insulin to non-diabetics to keep the glucose levels down. Why? I can't remember and can't find the info. Is it because bacteria love that extra sugar and it makes you more likely to have a postop infection? I seem to remember that it pertained specifically to fusion surgeries, tho, not other back surgeries.
Now keep in mind that was many, many, doses of narcotics ago but this sticks out in my mind and I'm trying to find info on it. Anyone know anything?(about this I mean, no smart aleck remarks from the peanut gallery!)