They will be doing ECG , checking blood pressure , looking at the condition of your skin ( no rash in the area ) . They swabbed me to make sure I had no bugs , I didn’t get the chance to ask much , I was also given a questionnaire to fill in , but this was over 4 years ago , might have new format now
When I had my pre-op Fanny I had an hour long appointment with the nurse in clinic, then ECG, MRSA swabs and bloods. Very detailed discussion with the nurse re past medical history, medication, family support etc. As we have discussed before on hip hop hipsters, make sure you have a full discussion about your current pain meds and how that will pan out immediately post op. You may need pain relief tailored to your unique needs & the anaesthetist is the person to speak to there. And make sure there is a plan for weaning off the opiates gradually - that is the one thing I wish I had known.