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plantime

Member Since 11 Mar 2004
Offline Last Active Feb 13 2011 05:40 PM
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If You Have Surgery

28 February 2010 - 03:33 PM

I just had spinal fusion done, and had an interesting conversation with the anesthesiologist. He said that celiacs do not absorb medications properly. He told me that it makes a tremendous difference in how he preps a person for surgery, since swallowed medicines, even glutenfree, would not work at a properly measurable level. He switched me from swallowed meds for surgery to injections.

I use oral meds for pain and such now, but he said the dosage for surgery had to be exact, and even a healed celiac would not absorb oral meds for something so vital properly. It was interesting to hear about my intestinal issues from the guy that was telling me to breathe deep and count backwards from ten!

I hope my post makes sense. I'm not sure if my spelling is correct or if I worded it correctly.