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What!? No nail polish? What!? No nail polish?

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Unread 07-18-2006, 08:11 PM
What!? No nail polish?

Is it true, they don't want you to wear any nail polish? I thought I could at least make my toe nails look pretty, even if the rest of me doesn't.
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Unread 07-18-2006, 08:17 PM
Did you hear that from your doc?

I had a pedicure right before I went in--no one told me differently and no one said anything at the castle. So, I guess it depends upon the dr and the staff.
You just need to ask. . .
Unread 07-18-2006, 08:52 PM
What!? No nail polish?

Check with your doc and/or the hospital. I was told I could have toenail and fingernail polish as long as I left one index finger bare. They need that to check oxygen levels in your blood.
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Unread 07-18-2006, 09:23 PM
What!? No nail polish?

I wore clear on my fingers and did a french manicure on my toes the night before. I too wanted at least something to be pretty.
I would check with your Dr first. The castle told me no polish at all but my Dr said I could as long as they could see through it.
Unread 07-18-2006, 09:31 PM
What!? No nail polish?

I had my finger and toe nails polished pink. That probably wasn't a good idea.

It probably would be a good idea to wear clear during the surgery.
Unread 07-18-2006, 09:44 PM
What!? No nail polish?

Here's what happened to me: They said no nail polish at all, and no makeup. They want to know your "true color" and they have to be able to see your nail beds.

While it's possible that you could leave one nail plain and have them be able to see that one nail, why not give them as much help as possible and go polish-free (or use just clear polish if they allow it)? For me, it was just another way I could make it as easy as possible for the staff to care for me.

I have to say that I didn't care one bit what I looked like in the and neither did the hospital staff. Once I cared about how I looked, I wanted to be home, and then I had plenty of time to attend to my nails!
Unread 07-18-2006, 11:39 PM
What!? No nail polish?

ooohhh you know, I think I'm going to do that. I'm going to get my hair cut, maybe dyed, and my toes done.

Unread 07-19-2006, 01:46 AM
What!? No nail polish?

I thought the SAME thing, a pedi before going in, I asked my doc if I could go in with Clear polish, he said NO.. .ugh, so where I have a pedi done, they said they could do the pedi with no polish and when i'm home from the castle go back in to have them painted.... the idea of my toes sticking out on op table, I also want them to look pretty...hee hee hee.. I'm wondering about makeup? can we wear any going in? I didn't bother to ask and no one told me.
Unread 07-19-2006, 06:02 AM
What!? No nail polish?

Make-up is a biggie too,they really would prefer you NOT wear it.....or any jewlery..........Some Dr.`s are sticklers about ANY polish;in my hospital ,we don`t care about your toes so much,but we will remove your finger nail polish if you haven`t all ready!!!!! all we need to check on your ft. is your pedial pulse and I don`t need your toes for that !!!! But some Dr.`s are fussy and figure "what the heck ,remove it all!!" your best bet is going in au natural: No makeup,no jewlery of anykind(safer to leave it at home anyway!!) and no polish........that way you don`t wake up from surgery and find out they ruined your brand new pedicure/manicure...........save that stuff for your first outing as a way to pamper yourself for becoming a !!! `s to all......Renee
Unread 07-19-2006, 06:08 AM
What!? No nail polish?

Afraid so, as they attach that monitor thingy to your finger, and you'd want your vitals measured correctly?

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