In general, it is best to continue your daily routine prior to surgery. Do not make dramatic changes in your sleeping habits, diet, or behavior. Most medications should be taken up to the time that you have been instructed to no longer eat or drink. If your surgery is in the early morning, do not eat or drink after midnight the night before. If your surgery is later in the day, you should not eat or drink eight hours prior to the time surgery is scheduled. Specific instructions will be provided by your team at CCSI and by your anesthesiologist.
Do not alter your medication regimen unless you are specifically told to do so. Some medications require specialized attention. For instance, many blood thinners such as Coumadin must be stopped four to five days prior to surgery. Most heart and diabetic medications should be continued up to time of surgery. Usually these medications can be taken with a small sip of water. Specific instructions will be provided by your team at CCSI and by your anesthesiologist.
Do not consume alcohol immediately prior to surgery. Drink plenty of water to keep yourself well-hydrated. Get a good night's sleep prior to surgery. If you think that you may require a sleep aid, talk to the medical team at CCSI about prescribing something to help you sleep.