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Any anaesthetists about? I've accidentally overestimated my weight. Having op tomorrow.

(11 Posts)
BertieBotts Thu 30-Mar-17 22:08:07

I've told them I'm 52kg, weighed myself when I got home and I was 48.6.

Do you know if it's a problem? I will tell them tomorrow but I'm not in the UK and I don't know if I'll get across the right thing with the language barrier. So it would be useful to know if it's really urgent and I need to try everything to explain or whether I can try to say so but ultimately not worry about it.

I am thinking that it can't be too much of a problem because if they needed accuracy, they would have weighed me rather than asking. But at the same time it is almost 10% of my total weight.

hairymuffet Fri 31-Mar-17 22:51:02

Write your new weight down.
Surely they will understand that ?

Titsywoo Fri 31-Mar-17 22:53:23

They should ask you again on the day and if they don't tell them when the anaesthetist comes to speak to you before the op. I'm sure it's not really a big deal though.

RedBugMug Fri 31-Mar-17 22:56:56

they should ideally weigh you themselves or estimate by looking at you. that's the gasman's job.

'ich habe mich gestern gewogen und mein gewicht war achtundvierzig komma sechs kilo'

good luck!

BertieBotts Sat 01-Apr-17 06:54:27

Thanks, I told them and they said not to worry, operation went well, it did take them ages to wake me up but that's quite normal for me! So I don't think I had too much.

Calyx72 Sat 01-Apr-17 09:03:44

Glad it went well flowers

Floggingmolly Sat 01-Apr-17 09:09:03

That's a relief! Bit odd that they wouldn't actually weigh you at the hospital, though?

BertieBotts Sat 01-Apr-17 09:35:33

No idea, perhaps the weight is just an estimate/starting point and they actually control it depending on heart rate or something. I had an ECG on and a blood pressure cuff.

Floggingmolly Sat 01-Apr-17 09:37:07

Are you still in hospital? 🍇🍇🍇

Instasista Sat 01-Apr-17 09:39:08

Get well soon OP! I guess they don't weigh you before emergency surgery so it can't be that critical?

BertieBotts Sat 01-Apr-17 10:04:23

Nope, in and out the same day! Very efficient.

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