You may be feeling a little nervous and anxious about what to expect on your upcoming heart surgery, but the most important thing you can do is simply remember that this is only temporary.
There’s light at the end of the tunnel, and while it won’t always feel that way, we need you to be brave so that we can get through this together.
Setting Up Your Expectations
Before approaching a surgical suite, it’s important to know what to expect of the pre-op process. This includes a routine including fasting, blood work, and any necessary medications.
It’s also important to have someone with you who can provide transportation home post-surgery, as well as someone who can care for your children in your absence.
Simple Preparations before Surgery
The following are tips on how you can prepare for a heart surgery:
- Know what to expect from the pre-op process
- Make sure there is someone with you who can provide transportation home post-surgery
- Make sure there is someone who can care for your children in your absence
- Bring any special items or clothing you might need post-surgery
- Bring things like slippers or flip flops