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jimmy r

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Re: Surgery Preparations
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2007, 07:54:38 pm »
Anybody know why Famvir is persribed? it is for genital herpes. Dr barker said not to take it.

Translab HEI 1987. Retro-sigmoid Mass General 6/19/2007. 7 hour surgery by Barker and Mekena. No nerve damage. Not all the tumor removed.


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Re: Surgery Preparations
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2007, 09:50:42 pm »
Advice for recovery?! Nap Nap Nap!!! Best wishes, Yvette
3cm translab Jan. 2007 performed at Mayo Clinic MN. by Drs. Link and Driscoll. SSD but doing great!


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Re: Surgery Preparations
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2007, 08:41:55 pm »
Antivirals like Famvir are also prescribed for oral herpes (fever blisters, Herpes 1) on the lip and face.  Many doctors prescribe an antiviral  to "head off" or as a preventive against a fever blister outbreak along the nerve root.  An outbreak post op or just pre op could compromise the healing time for facial nerves. (At least that is the theory as it was explained to me).  If it was prescribed for you by one doctor, I am surprised another doctor told you not to take it.  But if you haven't had any new fever blisters you are safe anyway.