Re: surgery questions
It is a general rule that in preparing to an operation you have to solve all other health problems. This lowers possibillity of complications . Low potassium can cause muscular spasms. If doctors don't allow you to undergone the operation, that means they don't wont to risk. It is possible to reach normal potassium level in few days with potassium drugs if doctor prescribes them to you. It would take a little more time with tomatoes, bananas, baked potatoes...which are all rich with potassium.
I personally don't believe that anasthesia or operation itself would cause depression on long term basis; It is probably from the fact it is still not over yet after so many procedures. But there are risks which depend on type of anasthesia. Anastesiologist should normally visit you before the operation and answer all your questions and if epidural anasthesia, for example, is possible.
Elevated liver enzymes are common after surgery. There's nothing wrong with this.
Last edited by janson; 08-04-2004 at 07:56 AM.