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flier58

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nasty coldsore right before surgery
« on: November 27, 2010, 06:38:51 am »
Hi everybody,
What else can go nwrong   I just noticed a developing huge cold sore above my lip ... Does anybody know how it may affect upcoming surgery (Nov. 29th), will they bump me or proceede with it.  I am so exhausted with anxiety, cannot take any pills or vitamins, have no apetite so my immune system is probably sshot.  Do you (esp. medical professionals) know what is the chance that they will move surgery?  I hope not and I know that I will not be able to talk to any docs,  Any advice to speed up the healing of the sore
Flier

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Re: nasty coldsore right before surgery
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010, 07:24:20 am »
Flier,I find Herpecin-L works really well to speed up healing of cold sores, it's a lip balm and you should be able to use it post surgery.

Hang in there, lot of people have been through this ahead of you an come out just fine.

-Tod
Bob the tumor: 4.4cm x 3.9cm x 4.1 cm.
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Removed 90-95% in a 32 hour surgery. Two weeks in ICU.  SSD Left.

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Re: nasty coldsore right before surgery
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010, 08:50:01 am »
Abreva is a good one also to put on cold sores.   Kind of expensive.           Do you have any phone no of the hospital surgical area?        I had one ahead of time in case of health issues.           I am sure if it could be canceled with the closeness to the surgical site.              They do seem to break out under a stressful time.                       Cheryl R
Right mid fossa 11-01-01
  left tumor found 5-03,so have NF2
  trans lab for right facial nerve tumor
  with nerve graft 3-23-06
   CSF leak revision surgery 4-07-06
   left mid fossa 4-17-08
   near deaf on left before surgery
   with hearing much improved .
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Cheryl R

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Re: nasty coldsore right before surgery
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2010, 08:51:26 am »
Sorry but I missed putting the I am not sure if it might be canceled.       I did not reread it well enough.          Cheryl R
Right mid fossa 11-01-01
  left tumor found 5-03,so have NF2
  trans lab for right facial nerve tumor
  with nerve graft 3-23-06
   CSF leak revision surgery 4-07-06
   left mid fossa 4-17-08
   near deaf on left before surgery
   with hearing much improved .
    Univ of Iowa for all care

sues1953

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Re: nasty coldsore right before surgery
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2010, 09:02:15 am »
Hi Flier,

I certainly understand your concern.  I was put on an antivirial medication pre surgery to prevent an outbreak.  I would do a "cold sore" search on this site to get more information, as I remember there is a lot of good stuff.  Best of luck with your surgery.  Sues
3.2 cm AN Right side diagnosed 12/4/09
Translab surgery May 2010 with Dr. Jack Kartush and Daniel Pieper at Michigan Ear Institute.
Successful surgery .5mm left on facial nerve.  Full facial movement. SSD, Tinnitis, tongue and lip numbness.  No headaches.  Back to living life.

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Re: nasty coldsore right before surgery
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2010, 11:17:33 am »
Hi Flier,

Carmex works great for me! Stress definitely brings out the cold sores!!! Sorry you're dealing with this nuisance, try to get some rest.
Blessings to you and hope you get some peace.
Jackie
9mm x 11mm Right Side AN mild Tinnitis, and 60% hearing loss
Diagnosed 02/04/2007
Nov.13th, diagnosed with 5mm Meningioma
9/24/08 diagnosed with Aneurysm
Wait and watch per ENT's advice and researching my options!!! What's next???

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Re: nasty coldsore right before surgery
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010, 11:51:21 am »
Flier,
Surgery just around the corner, hope you get that surgery out of the way. I would not imagine that a cold sore would postpone the surgery, but then again, who knows.
As long as you are not running a fever...
I personally gob on the CARMEX morning noon and night, before I go to bed. I'm sure you're extra anxious.
Try some relaxing/sleeping if at all possible. Calm CD music is my best friend, with headphones.
See you on the other side. It'll work out.
Maureen
06/06-Translab 3x2.5 vascular L AN- MAMC,Tacoma WA
Facial nerve cut,reanastomosed.Tarsorrhaphy
11/06. Gold weight,tarsorrhaphy reversed
01/08- nerve transposition-(12/7) UW Hospital, Seattle
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Re: nasty coldsore right before surgery
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2010, 02:10:54 pm »
I too suffer cold sores from stress and my AN surgery is scheduled for Tuesday the 30th, so I'm right there with you.  I noticed a tingling on my lip today, so started taking my Acyclovir which always seems to prevent a full-blown episode.  I don't think they will cancel your surgery, but the stress will probably make your cold sore worse.  Just alert everyone--doctors & nurses--to it.  Good luck with your surgery tomorrow.
Age: 61 on Jan. 4.  Retrosigmoid for 2.2 cm AN on Nov. 30, 2010. Loyola-Leonetti & Anderson.
SSD left AN side.
There is nothing "benign" about this tumor.

flier58

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Re: nasty coldsore right before surgery
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 08:22:09 pm »
Hello everyone,
Surgery tomorrow.  Keep your prayers for me and my little one. I'm scared.  Thank you all for the support and good thoughts.  I'll try to post asap.
Flier 

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Re: nasty coldsore right before surgery
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 08:33:20 pm »
Good luck tomorrow, see you on the postie side!
Remember the first 3 days don't count...give yourself some slack.
Hang in there,
Liz
Left AN 2.5CM,retrosigmoid 11/2008, second surgery to repair CSF leak. 
Headaches began immediately.  Dr. Ducic occipital nerve resection, December 2011!!!!!

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Re: nasty coldsore right before surgery
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 08:33:44 pm »
Good luck tomorrow, I trust all will go well. Prayers will follow.

-Tod
Bob the tumor: 4.4cm x 3.9cm x 4.1 cm.
Trans-Lab and Retro-sigmoid at MCV on 2/12/2010.

Removed 90-95% in a 32 hour surgery. Two weeks in ICU.  SSD Left.

http://randomdatablog.com

BAHA implant 1/25/11.

28 Sessions of FSR @ MCV ended 2/9/12.

 


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