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List of questions to ask doctor immediately after surgery List of questions to ask doctor immediately after surgery

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Unread 08-20-2008, 06:54 PM
List of questions to ask doctor immediately after surgery

I have read a number of posts encouraging us to make a list of questions for your family member to have answered immediately post-op but I can't find a suggested list of questions. Can anyone help me? I want to make sure I'm having the right questions asked and that I don't miss out on any that would be good to know.
Unread 08-20-2008, 07:17 PM
List of questions to ask doctor immediately after surgery

If you go to the purple tabs at the top of this page there is one for "resources" go down to "printable articles". There you can find a link to questions for preop
Unread 08-20-2008, 07:46 PM
List of questions to ask doctor immediately after surgery

Thanks, but that's not what I'm looking for. I am trying to make up a list of questions for my mother to ask the doctor immediately after the surgery.

What questions will I want to have answers to when I wake up?
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Unread 08-20-2008, 07:58 PM
List of questions to ask doctor immediately after surgery

After my morning surgery, the surgeon came in mid-afternoon to fill me in on what had gone on. Ovaries were fine, left them in; had to take 1/2 the cervix; fibroid was wider than they thought, might have needed a transfusion ( I didn't); and yes, the left ureter was blocked even WITH the stent in it.

Basically, anything relating to the specifics of my case was addressed.

Maybe find out if the doc will visit after your surgery and update you. That's when you want your mom there. She will remember things that your anesthesia - morphine brain might not (trust me on this one!)

If you are SURE your mom will see the surgeon afterwards, make sure she writes stuff down:

What was found?

What was removed?

How did everything look?

How did everything go?

How long was the surgery?

How long will you be in hospital?

When can you have all the ice cream you want? (just kidding!)

That should about cover it.
Unread 08-20-2008, 08:08 PM
List of questions to ask doctor immediately after surgery

Thank you! And I LOVE the ice cream question! That one might actually make it on the list!
Unread 08-20-2008, 08:15 PM
List of questions to ask doctor immediately after surgery

Hi Staci

I don't think your Mother needs to be "armed with a list." Your surgeon and medical team perform these operations every day, and are well-versed in briefing patients' relatives after the surgery with what they need to know to assist their recovering loved one.

Many s and Best Wishes,

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