• Should I make a list of questions for my husband to ask immediately after hysterectomy?

    Asked by Cheryl2 on Sunday, August 19, 2012

    Should I make a list of questions for my husband to ask immediately after hysterectomy?

    Will the surgeon probably cover anything we could think of to ask?

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Generally, the only new information available immediately after surgery is how the surgery went and if there were any complications in the procedure itself. Your surgeon is not going to know anything more about the status of your cancer or how soon you can go home any else immediately after surgery. I wouldn't worry about having your husband ask him anything immediately after surgery because there just won't be much of anything he can answer at that point.

      over 8 years ago
    • Beaner54's Avatar

      My surgeon spoke to my husband immediately after surgery..
      he did explain what he found; let him know when I would be discharged; and what to expect in general.
      So my advice to you would be to have your husband ask what questions you may have.

      over 8 years ago
    • grnygole's Avatar

      My surgeon had very little to say about anything. I depended on getting my questions answered on the website Hyster-Sisters, where there is all kinds of information related to hysterectomy and recovery and discussions by women having their hysterectomies at the same time as yours. There is also information on gyn cancers. I recommend it.

      over 8 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      It never hurts to ask questions, but I agree, the surgeon may not know everything right away. You should always bring your list of questions to each doctor appointment though and try to bring someone with you. Good luck to you!

      over 8 years ago
    • JoannaV's Avatar

      My surgeon also spoke with my husband after surgery and just gave general "things went very well" comments to him. I knew my surgeon would see me the next day before I was discharged and I asked my more detailed questions then. Good luck and you are in my thoughts and prayers for a positive outcome and a speedy recovery!

      over 8 years ago
    • Reeses' Avatar

      Yes if you have any questions at all, make a list. I have been through over 20 surgeries and I can say that even for several days after surgery your husband will understand and remember things much better than you will. Never assume the Dr. won't have answers right after surgery. He can't read your mind and may not cover everything you want to know. If it's too soon to know the answer he will tell you/your husband that . Never never never. hesitate to ask any question. It's your health, your body and YOUR life.

      over 8 years ago

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