Thanks for all the answers. I feel better now, although I will still ask my PS. My twins just started preschool and they are bringing everything home. We just seem to be passing it back & forth. Thank God I don't get fevers, just sore throat & sniffles with alittle cough here & there. I still have some time before surgery on Dec. 8th. But I will probably get rid of this cold & pick up another one.
These are the supplements I was told to take pre&post surgery 1wk before surgery.......Vitamin A. 25,000 IU per day. A vitamin w/beneficial effects on wound healing, and on the immune system
Bromelain 1,000 mg. per day. Helps prevent bruising and relieves the swelling associated with surgery.
Vitamin C 2,000 mg per day. Essential part of normal wound healing w/ the body's need increased by recent surgery or other stress.
Zinc (chelated). 30mg to 50mg per day. Aids wound healing and the immune system.
Also arnica herb used for bruising & Swelling post surgery
3 to 5 pellets under tongue beginning the night before surgery & then 3 to 5 every four hrs. for first 2days.
after incisions are healed vitamin E cream or ointment to closed incisions 2x daily for 2 to 3months.
No vitamin E by mouth 2wks prior because it thins the blood >a list of all meds not to take 2wks before.
P.S. I don't advise anyone taking these, until they check with their P.S.