Doctor office appt Tues 7/12/2021 - PM surgery scheduled for August 16
I made a list of q for appointment tomorrow (Tues July 13) with my electrophysiologist. But most of my questions are about aftercare, which the doctor may or may not be the person to discuss that with. (Maybe the Nurse Navigator?) I will post questions about that after tomorrow, if necessary. For now, I would appreciate you folks suggesting what questions specifically I should ask my doctor at tomorrow's appt.
So far I have *is this pacemaker safe for MRI? *am I getting anesthesia-if so, what kind? *I sleep on my right side, can PM be put on left side? *will I be able to travel 2 hrs by car to my granddaughter's wedding 5 1/2 weeks after surgery? *when can I use the computer? *when can I shave and shower? *will I need assistance to use the bathroom? *Since I'm on Eliquis, Tylenol is my only(?) OTC painkiller option - if needed, can I get Rx for codeine or another good painkiller? *Who do I contact if there is a post-op problem and where do I go for post-op care, if needed?
Any other questions I should be asking about?
Also, I think I would prefer to stay in the hospital overnight, if that is an option. Is that a good idea? Should I discuss that with my doctor?
Thanks in advance for your input.