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Surgery is scheduled for 02/24. I have been battling a cold for the last few days. Woke up with sore throat and ear pain. Got examined and looks just viral. I just feel discouraged to be sick days before surgery. Just want everything to go as planned. Anyone been a little sick but still recover well?

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I had a cold when I saw the anesthesiologist three days before surgery. I was freaking out because I thought he would tell we would need to postpone, but the surgery went ahead as planned and everything was fine. Relax!

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That makes me feel better, thank you so much!

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3 hours ago, Sanela said:

Surgery is scheduled for 02/24. I have been battling a cold for the last few days. Woke up with sore throat and ear pain. Got examined and looks just viral. I just feel discouraged to be sick days before surgery. Just want everything to go as planned. Anyone been a little sick but still recover well?

I was sleeved when I had a minor cold with cough. I didn't tell the doctor because I didn't want to be rescheduled. The coughing made recovery a little bit more miserable but I'm glad I went through with it.

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5 hours ago, Sanela said:

Surgery is scheduled for 02/24. I have been battling a cold for the last few days. Woke up with sore throat and ear pain. Got examined and looks just viral. I just feel discouraged to be sick days before surgery. Just want everything to go as planned. Anyone been a little sick but still recover well?

So if you have a cough, I'm just saying OUCH! But your pain tolerance might be huge! I would never wish thie surgery on anyone with a cough.

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I actually had to have my surgery postponed from Feb. 3 to Feb. 10 because I had a pretty bad cold which was probably the flu. I was sooooo disappointed, but in retrospect between the fever, chills, body aches and constant runny nose/sneezing, recovery would have been miserable. The week went by pretty quickly; because I was pretty sick I had an easier time with the pre-op diet (which extended for that week, although they had me eat on 2/3 to get some calories in), and I was down a full 10 pounds by surgery day. I hope you don't have to postpone, but if you really aren't feeling well it might be the best thing.

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I think as long as you don't have a fever you should be OK. But I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV.

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