Five Days Before Surgery: Stop taking Medications that increase bleeding
Five days prior to surgery, stop taking anti - inflammatory medications such as aspirin, naproxen, vitamin E, etc. All herbs should also be stopped five days prior to surgery. You may continue Tylenol. If you are on Coumadin, you will need special instructions for stopping this medication. The joint care coordinator or anesthesiologist will instruct you about what to do with your other medications.
Preparing Your Home
Chair with arm rests Have all throw rugs picked up Make arrangements for someone to care for your pets Prepare frozen meals if you do not have someone to cook for you