MAR Title: Routine Post-Operative Instructions on Sexual Activity After an Operation, A Taboo?
Reporter: Princess Beverlie C. Co, MD
Year Reported: 2014
A text message was sent to me containing a surprising question that was never asked to me before. It came from a 17-year-old female whom my senior and I operated on for empyema of the gallbladder. She already had her follow-up after being discharged from the hospital so I knew that she was doing well. The message started with a few questions about certain foodstuffs that she wanted to know if they were allowed for her. She asked about spaghetti, burgers and pineapple juice. I had instructed her before that generally there are no kinds of food prohibited for her and lessening the intake of high cholesterol foods were recommended. So I thought that she might have just forgotten or was simply wanting confirmation of her choices…
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