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By  chyiochan  |  30

That's when you call and ask how it can be taken care of. Wear an adult diaper and inform them. My husband had knee surgery and was out in over an hour, coherent within two. It's going to suck having to move to use the toilet, but once surgery is over you can immediately take medication to help with diarrhea.

Don’t stress about it! They’ve seen it all, and even if you do have an accident, they’ll have you cleaned up before you wake up and you’ll never even know about it. Maybe tell them it’s a possibility, though, so they can be prepared.

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By  chyiochan  |  30

That's when you call and ask how it can be taken care of. Wear an adult diaper and inform them. My husband had knee surgery and was out in over an hour, coherent within two. It's going to suck having to move to use the toilet, but once surgery is over you can immediately take medication to help with diarrhea.

Don’t stress about it! They’ve seen it all, and even if you do have an accident, they’ll have you cleaned up before you wake up and you’ll never even know about it. Maybe tell them it’s a possibility, though, so they can be prepared.

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  sarkycow  |  24

I agree about telling the doctor beforehand to let them know the symptoms, but there are also other possibilities.

It could just be nerves. When I found out I had to have emergency surgery on my spine because a device I was trialing for my chronic pain had given me an infection throughout my entire spine (later found out to be a staphylococcus infection) they told me I had less than 24 hours to live and by now I should have lost function of my legs and bowel (incontinence). I was in and out of the bathroom before surgery more times than I could count as I was fecking terrified!

When I've had previous surgeries (not the emergency one) I was in and out of the bathroom the night before and couldn't sleep because I was so nervous ...and when I'm nervous I have to use the bathroom frequently, including when in the hospital bed waiting to be wheeled into the OR!

To OP, dont worry - all of my aunt's on both sides of my family are nurses and from the stories they've told - they've seen it ALL, they just consider it a part of the job.

IF some doctor\nurse etc does make you feel badly about it - file a complaint about them.

By  LostSoul  |  19

Curious about 1 thing, they didn't have you stop eating? You will still go to the bathroom for awhile but closer to surgery, not so much. Unless you caught something.

By  Monica Castillo  |  10

We’ve seen everything you could possibly imagine. Also- after the surgery, the pain meds will stop you up anyway (which I know has already happened, bc this is a few days old now). I hope it all went well!!!