Remembering The Life of James “Uncle Phil” Avery

    3. The day before the surgery, you may be asked to wash yourself with a bacterial cleaning soap. This soap is used to kill bacteria on your skin and will lessen the chance of an infection after surgery. You may also be asked not to eat or drink anything after midnight.

    Throughout the preparations for surgery and the surgery itself, you will be monitored using an electrocardiogram. You may be given blood tests, urine tests and a chest X-ray to give your surgeon the latest status of your heart and health. Your healthcare provider will give you any other detailed instructions when you arrive at the hospital for surgery.

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    He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Barbara Avery, his mother, Florence Avery, and a stepson, Kevin Waters.

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