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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
hello everyone i need your guys help. my surgery is planned for 2morrw and i have eating and drinking restrictions. on my note it says "nothing to eat or drink after midnight on Wednesday December 10, 2008" which would be today but i dont know if that means i cant eat or drink anything TODAY or after midnight TONIGHT. all input is appreciated


  • An educated guess would be midnight tonight. I've never heard of fasting more than 24 hours before surgery. 8-12 hours is plenty of time for your stomach to empty, which is what they want.
  • oh okay thank you becuase i was all worried that it might be cancelled since i ate today and i need this surgery bad :W
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  • I've had many surgeries including my recent 6 hour PLIF/laminectomy. Instructions are to stop eating as of midnight the night before surgery. That would be tonight. I am on high blood pressure meds and was able to have a "sip" of water to swallow my medication with the day of surgery but that was it. I'm assuming the same is true for you but I'm sure if you have any last minute questions, your doc's nurse will be able to answer them for you.

    Kathy in Atlanta
  • Tonight. I have the same restrictions. Good luck, and have a great meal! :D
  • you to Sparky and good luck with your surgery as well
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