Monday I go for some pre-surgery tests at my Primary Doctor. The tests were requested by my neurosurgeon. I would imagine these are pretty standard: EKG, Chest X-Ray, and Blood Screening.
My 4 level laminectomy is Wed April 8th. I had a blood test a week ago. My primary care doctor had ordered me to have one because 4 weeks ago I had one showing I had anemia. I am happy to report this one shows the anemia is gone.
About a month and a half ago I had my first experience with gout. The urgent care doctor prescribed a non-steroidal antiinflammatory called Indomethacin. Evidently this is a very powerful med. I took it I think twice a day. What I had not noticed on the bottle was it was to be taken on an as needed basis. My primary care doctor thinks maybe I had some internal bleeding as a result of how often I took this.
Anyway, I'm glad the anemia is gone. My blood sugars are also under excellent control (A1c of 5.9). I have type 2 diabetes.
Do some of you others have these prescreenings for surgey I'll be having?