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Will Dr. talk to me while I'm on meds?? Will Dr. talk to me while I'm on meds??

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Unread 11-27-2011, 04:14 PM
Will Dr. talk to me while I'm on meds??

This might be silly but I've been thinking about it...I know after surgery the doctor will come out and speak with my husband and tell him what went on, etc. Now, my hubby is great--but, he doesn't remember things well at all, especially "fancy medical talk." I'll be lucky just to get a "it went fine" out of him. LOL

I will get a chance to speak with the doctor myself, won't I? Hopefully not while I'm doped up, either. LOL I want to know about everything--I'm very into "details" especially where my body is concerned!

Should I make a list of questions for hubby to ask? Or should I rely on hubby and just make sure he has a notepad to jot down some stuff? Anyone else as anal about this as I am?

Thanks!
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Unread 11-27-2011, 05:02 PM
Re: Will Dr. talk to me while I'm on meds??

Apparently my doctor went looking for my family but he couldn't find them. And according to my family they couldn't find him. Anyhow, he came into the recovery room and spoke to me about his findings. I have no recollection of the recovery room, the conversation or much of anything really until the next day. I found this out by accident the next morning when his resident stated that they had talked to me in recovery. My doctor does daily visits while you are in the hospital so when I saw him that night, I had to get him to repeat everything.

I think your idea of getting hubby to write down what the doctor says is a good one. I totally understand your idea of being anal so the best thing that happened to me was my doctor handing me my operative report when I asked him for the pathology report. With both reports in hand, I know exactly what was done inside me and it kept my "anal" side happy for the most part.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 05:19 PM
Re: Will Dr. talk to me while I'm on meds??

You'll likely get a chance, but you may not remember it! My specialist came to chat with me the next morning, but I was in the loo trying to produce enough urine so I could go home, so we chatted through the door. I do remember that I said something brilliant like, 'I thought surgery went well!', and one of her residents came to speak with me too before I left.

Having your husband set up with a list of key questions you want answered isn't a bad idea,especially if it will make you feel better!
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Unread 11-27-2011, 05:24 PM
Re: Will Dr. talk to me while I'm on meds??

My husband and my mother will be at the hospital with me. My mom is a retired cardiac care and occupational health nurse, so when the mumbo-jumbo starts, she'll be able to translate. She and I have gone over some of my concerns and questions I hope to have answers to when I wake up. Hubby will be clueless, but he'll get enough to understand if there were any problems. Mom can explain everything to him, and to me when I am concious enough. (In the past, I've signed legal paperwork to authorize my mom to make any medical decisions that need to be made, if any are necessary. I'll talk to the nurses/doctor about that before I go in.)
If you have a firend, particluarly one with a medical background, or someone who's been through it before, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have them come too, if they can. Not everyone has that luxury, but if you can make it work, its a good idea to have back up.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 08:42 PM
Re: Will Dr. talk to me while I'm on meds??

LadyLynda,

My DH and Dad were of no use relaying what my DR told them after surgery and by mid-afternoon I was feeling pretty well and had lots of questions. My DR had already returned to his office to see patients and I hadn't talked to him.
I called him, they put me right through and I got to ask him all my questions. The resident who assisted came to my room to see me but I just needed to talk to my DR. Glad I had my cell phone with all my phone numbers. My DR was surprised I sounded so well and said all my DH wanted to talk about was golf!

You'll have an opportunity to have your questions answered at some point. It's hard to say how you will feel and when you will be up to it but it will happen one way or another. You may want to let your DR know you will want to talk to him and see how he typically handles it.

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Unread 11-27-2011, 11:23 PM
Re: Will Dr. talk to me while I'm on meds??

Not a bad idea for the DH to have a list of questions to ask the Dr. I know my DH will have no clue, he didn't even know what a Hysterectomy was until the ladies at work explained it to him!!
I do remember my Dr. speaking to me after I had a D&E and all I remember is him telling me that everything went fine. It was very foggy. But like you, I do want to know everything that goes on with my surgery. I want all the details!!! Good luck with your surgery and recovery. Hugs.
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Unread 11-28-2011, 04:43 AM
Re: Will Dr. talk to me while I'm on meds??

well I will have to write a list, which my husband will not bring,
honestly he is gonna drive me nuts~~
today I start the dreaded bowel prep and he is tired of hearing me say what I wont be able to do, my parting words to him before he left for work was, this is MAJOR surgery, and the man rolled his eyes, just because it is outpatient doesnt mean there will not be alot of restrictions, I want a very very detailed post op release document, because somehow the hubby thinks this will be a walk in the park
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Unread 11-28-2011, 07:42 AM
Re: Will Dr. talk to me while I'm on meds??

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Originally Posted by grandmallie View Post
well I will have to write a list, which my husband will not bring,
honestly he is gonna drive me nuts~~
today I start the dreaded bowel prep and he is tired of hearing me say what I wont be able to do, my parting words to him before he left for work was, this is MAJOR surgery, and the man rolled his eyes, just because it is outpatient doesnt mean there will not be alot of restrictions, I want a very very detailed post op release document, because somehow the hubby thinks this will be a walk in the park
Maybe your Dr. can talk to him and explain to him that it IS major surgery and that you will need to rest and take it easy. Some husbands just don't get it. My sister has MS and her husband gets mad at her when she can't drive because her leg is numb. I mean seriously??? Some men just don't get it. I wish you all the best but PLEASE take care of you no matter how many times he rolls his eyes!!
Good luck and see you on the other side soon!!!
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Unread 11-28-2011, 09:03 PM
Re: Will Dr. talk to me while I'm on meds??

You are a lady after my own heart.
I do remember in recovery the first thing I asked him was there any Cancer? I had a history of some Hyperplasia Atypia cells (pre cancerous) and he said NO. i was satisfied with that until he visited me later in my room.
My Doc was very good about stopping by and came by to see me after I went up to my room from recovery . He didn't leave anything out including that he made a little puka (hawaiian for hole) in my bladder and had to put a small stitch in it. I had an Bladder suspension laparoscopically and a hysterectomy, BSO & on & on. The general term for all is called Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

Since then I have requested my records from the hospital and for a small fee they sent them to me. Everything that went on in the OR was explained in detail. The first night you may be pretty drugged up and miss some of those details. So its good to have them in writing to review at a later date.
Good Luck
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Originally Posted by LadyLynda View Post
This might be silly but I've been thinking about it...I know after surgery the doctor will come out and speak with my husband and tell him what went on, etc. Now, my hubby is great--but, he doesn't remember things well at all, especially "fancy medical talk." I'll be lucky just to get a "it went fine" out of him. LOL

I will get a chance to speak with the doctor myself, won't I? Hopefully not while I'm doped up, either. LOL I want to know about everything--I'm very into "details" especially where my body is concerned!

Should I make a list of questions for hubby to ask? Or should I rely on hubby and just make sure he has a notepad to jot down some stuff? Anyone else as anal about this as I am?

Thanks!
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Unread 11-28-2011, 10:42 PM
Re: Will Dr. talk to me while I'm on meds??

My hubby is just as bad as listening to the Dr. as he is to listening to me at times! The last time I was in for surgery, I had my hubby voice record with his phone the recovery instructions the nurse was telling us because I was still a little loopy from the anesthesia. It was very helpful since once we got home neither of us could remember what she had said! Some people don't like being recorded, but you might want to ask your Dr. or nurse if that's something you can do so that you can refer back to it once you're home.
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