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Old 05-03-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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I am having surgery in 6 days and getting the flu

I am having shoulder surgery in 6 days time and getting the flu, is there any quick fixes or anything I can do to fight this off. I know that if I still have this bug on the day they won't operate

 
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Re: I am having surgery in 6 days and getting the flu

Ever try zinc lozenges? If started at the first sign of virus, they can end it quicker. Also, make sure that you sleep as much as possible, stay warm, and eat as much nutritious food as you have an appetite for.

If you have a fever or nasty symptoms, the surgeon may be willing to prescribe an antiviral, to help you recover faster.

In any case, let the surgeon know. Maybe if you call now, it can be bumped back 1 week without much fuss.

 
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