Surgery’s nickname is “Slashed”.
If you really want to scare or make your surgeon laugh, write on the surgical site: “Please handle with care, as contents are biohazardous material, please dispose of properly!!” (Canshare/June 2011)
I.V. poles post surgery may be attached to you for long time. I recommend giving the pole a name. Say to people you meet while walking somewhere, “Hi, my name is___________, and this is my I.V. pole named _____________”. Be creative and have fun with it. (Canshare/June 2011)
After surgery to remove lymph nodes in my armpit, I really couldn’t move my arm, upon asking my doctor why, he replied, “Because you were like this for six hours”, and he proceeded to put himself into a funny position with his arm over his head. I was like, “Thanks, Doc, I needed the visual”. LOL (Canshare/June 2011)
Wes was concerned he would swallow his tooth during surgery so he had the child life specialist make a special green sign for the anesthesiologist that says “I have a loose tooth. Please be careful. Thank you”. (Wes’ Fight Against Neuroblastoma/http://www.facebook.com/Wes.Fight.Against.NB?sk=info#!/Wes.Fight.Against.NB?sk=wall/February 2012)
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