What to bring to the hospital?
It is suggested that you bring all the items that are necessary for your personal hygiene, including your sanitary napkins.
You should also bring all your medications, in their original container if possible, a dressing gown, non-slip slippers and your tissues.
Are you taking aspirin or medication?
If you are taking any medication, it is essential that you tell the doctor who will advise you whether or not you should stop taking them before the operation. This is generally the case for anticoagulants such as Entrophen or Coumadin or certain anti-inflammatory drugs, which also have anticoagulant properties, such as Ibuprophen (Advil, Motrin) for example.
At least ten days before the operation, you should stop taking aspirin and its derivatives. Beware, because many migraine medications contain the active ingredient in aspirin, acetylsalycilic acid (ASA). If you have any doubts, ask the pharmacist for more information.
How to prepare
To facilitate your recovery after the operation, we encourage you to stop or at least decrease your smoking habits. Various organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society or the Quebec Cancer Foundation can help you in this regard. Note that it is strictly forbidden to smoke in public areas of the hospital and in your room, even in a private room. You will be told where smoking is permitted.