Honestly...they were working on my ear. Why did I have to remove my UNDERWEAR? They were cute, boy-style, Victoria Secret underwear. Made me feel totally comfy. But no... off they had to come.
Now, I understand the gown. Let's say I went into cardiac arrest, they would need to be able to quickly resuscitate me...right? And clothes would get in the way and they would have to cut through them. Maybe they thought I would come in with yucky stuff (aka flesh eating bacteria) on my clothes since I was a mom of two boys... but my underwear?
But that's what happened. The nurse told me my surgeon needed me to remove it. So I did. And the surgery was a supposed success. So now I am browsing the Internet, since the kids are in bed... and I discover this post from nurse Blondie.
clean your belly button prior to surgery? And shave your legs. Honestly, I think I shaved my legs. I am pretty sure I skipped any belly button maintenance, though. And here I was thinking they were no where near my nether regions... but the day after surgery when I found a sticky electronic thing on my lower quadrant I am not too sure WHAT they saw and where they visited when I was passed out and they were solely supposed to work on my ear.
So what is this post about?
1. Clean your belly button prior to surgery. They care.
2. Don't worry about underwear quality and comfort, they will make you remove it.
3. Want to know what's going on when you are in surgery? Read Good Golly Miss Blondie to get an inside scoop.