Please have a list of your regular home meds, doseage, and time taken when you are admitted by the nurse. Allergies too. Yes, we know you have told at least 3 other people, but we may have not seen your chart and it is important WE know. We often give the pre-op, if you are allergic to Demerol, we will be the one to call the doctor for new orders, not the pharmacy. So please remember, we are attempting to give you the best care we can and protect you against error. Do not sign a consent for any type of treatment or procedure unless you have been given a full explanation of why, what it's for, what the expected outcome it, and how long a recovery time is expected. Now, you may wonder why I say this, well I have actually had patients sign consents and then tell me the doctor has not discussed the procedure with them. I withhold this consent and call the physician immediately for further discussion. Everyone needs to be informed when they consent to any medical care. Do not lay in bed, sllently, in pain, call for the nurse, ask for pain med and listen to what the nurse explains regarding the med and possible side-effects. The list of things to do could go on and on, I think we have all given you a good idea of what to expect. I hope we do not sound cold. We really do want you to have a good experience while under our care, we really do care you have a positive outcome, but the experience will be more positive if you become a willing, active, knowledgeable participant in your care.