So now I finally have got the surgery. It will take place a week from now. No one can tell me exactly what they will do or how long I will off my feets afterwards.- It took only seven weeks to get the appointement!
In the papers I got besides the ordinary yada, yada (don't eat for 24 hours- pre surgery- don't drink liquids and so on)- I was also urged to go and buy me some special sponges with wich I would wash myself with the night before and at the morning of the surgery (which by the way will take place at 07. 15 AM!- Bastards...)
These sponges are basically ordinary ones drenched in ethanol and some kind of soap. I went to the apothechary and found out that they wanted 151 Kr ($ 19) for a small once to use packet.
For that sum I can go and buy me some sponges, a bottle of vodka, some soap, wash me over and still have enough over to have some fun!
I crutched myself down to the apothechary store and bought a pack of Descutan sponges. I was wrong. They don't only contain ethanol. It contains Polyoxyelyten- polyoxypropylen- condenser, fattyoxidaremaoidoakydil- di metylaminoxid, isopropanolalcohole, D- glukonolakton and purified water.
The user manual says that- and I quote:
"Don't use it on your brain"!
I'm not kidding you! It actually says that!
It may also cause deafness or loss of hearing, because it is considered a nerve toxin.
And that is what I'm going to wash myself with!
The funny thing is that I am supposed to use it at home, before surgery. After that, I will put on my own clothes that are nothing remotely to sterile (or as sterile as clothes can be) before taking the cab to the hospital.
The last surgery I had, the sponges was free and you got to shower at the hospital before changing in to surgery garbs.
I still think I'm going to buy me a bottle of vodka.
I'm not supposed to drink anything but "clear liquids" until four hours before the surgery.
I think vodka can be classed as a "clear liquid".
Well, well; we'll see what happens.