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Unread 09-11-2001, 03:59 AM
Toe Nails

I know that some of you went all out and did those wild colors. But I have a soft purple/pink on my toes. Does this need to come off before surgery?

Would they send me home?

I think my toes are ugly without anything painted on them and wouldn't want to give then another reason to laugh while I am under
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Unread 09-11-2001, 04:26 AM
Toe nails

Put up with ugly toe nails until after surgery. We can't wear any polish or make up to the castle. Dr. needs clear view of nailbeds to make sure blood is not pooling there.
Unread 09-11-2001, 04:43 AM
Toe Nails

Hi Nicole,

Yes, remove the polish. When you get back it will be something fun your son can do for you - put nail polish on mommy's toes!

Have a safe journey au naturalle,

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Unread 09-11-2001, 05:02 AM
Toe Nails

Hi Nicole, finger nail polish is almost always a , but toe nail polish MAY be ok. I feel the same way about my to keep them painted.

I had toenail polish when I went to the castle and it was no problem. It's true that they will monitor your nail beds (fingers) and usually put the pulse oximeter probe on your finger to monitor oxygen levels and heart rate.

Try calling your Dr's office and asking if you have time. If you can't get an answer and wear your toenail polish, they will not send you home. If they don't want you to have it on, they have nail polish (acetone) remover pads in the castle.

Best wishes...your wait is almost over!
Unread 09-11-2001, 09:06 AM
Toe Nails

I am one week post-op and I WAS permitted to wear nail polish to the hospital. I had beautiful bright red tonails.

Unfortunately, no one ever laid eyes on my pedicure because the first thing they did was have me put on long white support stockings with little non-skid booties over them. While I was under, they added some other sort of booties that aid in circulation and those remained on my feet for 24 hours.

So. . . the bottom line is, I wouldn't worry about the toe nails because no one is going to see them anyway.

Best of luck to you!
Unread 09-11-2001, 10:47 AM
Toe Nails

No nail polish no makeup no jewlery , glasses dentures or perfume!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Just you babe

I am having a pedicure on Friday but no polish of any type.

Take Care

Unread 09-12-2001, 05:44 PM
Toe Nails

With this, like so many other details, each doctor and hospital is different.

The easiest solution is, just call and ask!

Believe me, you will NOT be worrying about your toes.

Unread 09-12-2001, 05:50 PM
Toe Nails

I agree with Karen.
Unread 09-13-2001, 07:31 PM
Just a few thoughts on the polish thing...


I wore just toenail polish-bright red! What a mistake! I was anemic in the hospital and those toenails against my snow white skin made me look like a corpse! I totally blended in with the sheets and there were those TOES! Too funny! If you can wear it (I asked at pre-admission) may I suggest a light color in case you happen to "bleach" out like I did? Also, when the red polish chipped off it irked me to no end that I could not bend over to repair it. One final remark, you aren't going to be worrying about those nails for a couple of weeks after surgery! Trust me on that note.
Unread 09-13-2001, 09:01 PM polish

I was told that because I was having a spinal that I wasn't allowed any polish on my toes. They (the doctors) needed to see my TOE nailbeds.

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