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No Nail Polish?  Seriously?!?! No Nail Polish? Seriously?!?!

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Unread 10-17-2011, 06:39 PM
Re: No Nail Polish? Seriously?!?!

I also have my hysterectomy on 10/19/11. Now reading this thread Im thinking of the nail polish the nurse didn't tell me anything on my pre-op last week.I have french pedicure so I dont know if that is a problem.Im going to have to call the nurse tomorrow since today is late. I hope I can keep it.It still looks good.Well good luck on your surgery and hope we can share our recovery in post op.
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Unread 10-17-2011, 06:43 PM
Re: No Nail Polish? Seriously?!?!

I was told no coloured nail polish (or coloured acrylic/gel nails) on my hands. However, I could have painted toes. On my pre-op instruction sheet it said that you couldn't have polish on your toe nails for leg or foot surgery only.

I had a pedi before I went in and kept my biosculpture nails with french tips and clear polish on my hands.
Unread 10-17-2011, 10:41 PM
Re: No Nail Polish? Seriously?!?!

It sucks, but they need to be able to see your nail beds. If they are turning blue you aren't getting enough oxygen!
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Unread 10-17-2011, 11:52 PM
Re: No Nail Polish? Seriously?!?!

Each women definitely needs to check with her own doctor and medical facility. As mentioned, some equipment might allow for polish, however, not every medical facility is using such equipment. So while it might be okay for member ABC to have polish on her nails, it might not be okay for member XYZ.

None of us can tell another that "polish on your toe nails is fine" or "this kind of polish/nails on your fingers is okay." We are not the doctor nor do we know what equipment your medical facility will be using. Instead, we have to suggest that each woman check to see what is okay for her.

As frustrating as it might be, all instructions are for our benefit and not merely to make our lives miserable or to humiliate us. So for our own safety, we must always follow the pre op instructions to the "T" even if it means going to the hospital looking like a patient rather than a beauty pageant contestant!


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