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Offline Joedy

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Help ive got a cold 11 days before reconstructive surgery!!!!
« on: December 30, 2007, 07:46:09 PM »
HI, im due to have reconstructive surgery in 11 days time on my PCL, ACL, and PLC, but now ive got a cold!!!  ive been taking vitamin c to try to help but is there anything else i can take to help, does anyone have any advice, im in the UK and im pretty sure they will cancel the surgery for having a blocked nose.  What should i do!! 

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Re: Help ive got a cold 11 days before reconstructive surgery!!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2007, 07:55:19 PM »
In the US we have something called AirBorne that has worked well for me.  I'm not sure if you can get it in the UK but you may be able to find something similar.

http://www.airbornehealth.com/
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Re: Help ive got a cold 11 days before reconstructive surgery!!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2007, 10:22:56 PM »
Get plenty of rest to allow your body to use all it's energy in fighting the cold. 11 days should be plenty of time to get over it. I got a throat infection 3 days before mine!!! It was fine though - surgery didn't get cancelled. You can also get saline nasal spray, which is a gentle way to help clear the nose. Also keep your fluids up (ie water) as mucous gets thicker when you're not well hydrated. Good luck! I am sure you'll be fine.

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Re: Help ive got a cold 11 days before reconstructive surgery!!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007, 11:01:57 PM »
Hi there,

Also try some zinc tablets. I got sick about 10 days before my surgery and that helped. My doctor recommended taking that.

Hope it still goes ahead as planned !!
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Re: Help ive got a cold 11 days before reconstructive surgery!!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2007, 11:24:36 PM »
Hi there,

dose yourself up as much as you can, eleven days should be enough time to get over it and you should be okay.

Good luck with it.

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Re: Help ive got a cold 11 days before reconstructive surgery!!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2008, 04:57:58 PM »
Hi thanks all,  resting is impossible with a 6 month old baby but ive tried, ive brought all sorts of stuff so hopefully i will be ok, fingers crossed. thaks for the replies
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