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St. Luke's B.E.S.T.


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Your goal is to sleep 6 – 8 hours per night.

Waiting for surgery can be a stressful time. Most patients experience some level of anxiety and nervousness. This is normal as there are a lot of “what ifs” and unknowns. Taking care of yourself physically and emotionally during the time leading up to your procedure puts you in control. The best way to do this is to follow the guidelines in your B.E.S.T. videos and patient education materials. By focusing on what you can control, you are going to naturally feel more at ease and prepared.

Be sure to ask your team questions about anything that concerns you. This will alleviate some of the “what ifs” contributing to your stress and anxiety.