Also today at pre surgical testing I was instructed to buy a special antibacterial soap to use the night before surgery, wash all over, neck down, and leave soap on for 2 min before washing off, wash face and hair with own soaps. In morning if I want to shower again, was told to use same soap but that I do not have to leave it on for 2 minutes before washing off. They do this to minimize infection.They also gave me a prescription for an antibiotic that i have to use in my nose 2 times a day for 5 days before surgery. They took a culture of my nose. The medicine is given to everyone having surgery, the culture is done to all spine and joint replacement surgeries. They do this to minimize infection. Has anyone else had to do this, or anything similar, was told they are doing this for about 1 year.