I am scheduled for surgery 12/14, laminectomy for sciatica, and am afraid of all things, the pre testing.
I had a very bad experience with a gynecologist 15 years ago, and do not go for exams, or mammograms. I am currently under psychiatric treatment for that (really for fear of all physicians after that one experience). Will the lack of that testing prevent me getting surgery?
Also, I have never had high blood sugar, however my last bloodwork, done by my psychiatrist in April showed blood sugar at high normal. Still normal, but almost not. I know pain and stress can raise blood sugar, and I've sure had that. What if my blood sugar is a little high? Will that mean I cannot have surgery. I don't expect it will be super high, as I have no symptoms. If it is high, will they delay surgery until it can get under control with meds?
Thank you for any insight at all.