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Prepare for Hysterectomy Tips

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Tips for preparing for HysterectomyAs you are overwhelmed with thoughts and questions about your hysterectomy, here are some basic tips to help you prepare for your surgery:

Ask the Doc.

Most women are candidates for minimally invasive surgery, meaning less recovery time and less pain. To find out if you are a candidate, find a doctor who specializes in minimally invasive surgery who can give you the best chances for success.

Get organized.

You may only have a handful of documents to begin with, but they will increase exponentially between now and your surgery date. Get ahead now by creating a binder or folder for all of your medical paperwork.

Train the troops.

Before your surgery date arrives, gather your family and friends and explain that you will be out of commission for several weeks, and they will have to pick up the slack around the house in the meantime.

Get an advocate.

An advocate is a spouse, family member, or friend, who helps you throughout your hysterectomy journey. He/she can take down info at pre-op appointments, help you prepare your house, ward off unwanted guests at the hospital, and so much more.

Take advantage.

Make the most of pre-op appointments by arriving on time, dressing well, and toting a symptom diary and a list of questions, complete with space to write down the answers.

Mark your territory.

Claim your recovery spot in the house by cleaning it, changing your sheets and surrounding it with all your necessities in arm’s reach. Also make sure you have a clear path to the bathroom!

Wash your hands.

Believe it or not, a common cold could cancel your surgery. Take extra care to avoid catching any sort of illness before your surgery. And if you haven’t already, this is a good time to quit smoking for good!

Stock up.

To avoid frustration after surgery, stock up on the necessities today! Frozen meals (whether homemade or store-bought), paper plates, water bottles, comfy clothes, pad/panty liners, and pillows—these will be a few of your favorite things after surgery!

Get out of the house.

Hang out with the girls. Go out with your guy. Whatever you do, get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air! You will have plenty of time cooped up at home after surgery.

Ask the HysterSisters.

HysterSisters.com is an invaluable resource as you prepare for your hysterectomy. Hysterectomy Checkpoints light your path, articles and videos keep you informed, and a wonderful support community makes sure you are never alone. Join us today!

01-27-2014 - 12:11 PM


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