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Unread 05-23-2002, 05:46 AM
Pre-Op Question

I am scheduled for my pre-op appointment in a couple weeks. My pre-op will be an appointment with the Dr's office and then off to the hospital for blood work and mtg with the Anesthesiologist. My DH has said he will come with me if I want, but I don't know if it is necessary. Do any of you know any reasons of why it would be beneficial to me for him to go with me? Thanks for your help!!
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Unread 05-23-2002, 05:51 AM
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I went to my pre-op appt at the dr's office and then at the hospital for blood work by myself. There was no physical reason my dh needed to be there. But if you'd like the emotional support and your dh is willing to go, you may enjoy the company.
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Unread 05-23-2002, 06:09 AM
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It's not really necessary for dh to go with you since the doc is just going to tell you about the procedure. However, if you have questions, it helps to have someone else there to hear the answers. (I tend to forget everything that's told me when I'm nervous) and dh may have questions of his own! It's easier for hubbys to hear it first hand and be part of it, I think, and an extra bonus is that your dh will know what your surgeon looks like so he can track him down after the surgery is done.

Our hubbys feel so helpless over this, I think it's important to let them be a part of it. This is the perfect opportunity. Just my opinion.


Cheers!
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Unread 05-23-2002, 06:44 AM
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Although having him there was not physically necessary, having my dh with me during my appointments had a two fold value. First it helped him feel a part of this whole process and he wasnt just sitting by and watching and second he was able to ask questions that I fogot in my nervousness. The saying that "two heads are better than one" really does hold true!
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Unread 05-23-2002, 07:31 AM
extra pair of ears

I took my dh--actually he insisted on going--to my pre-op appt. I think the more involved he is, the better.

He was my extra pair of ears for answers to my long list of questions. It also made him feel like he had some control over some of the decisions.

We watched a video before talking with the dr., then visited the hospital for blood and urine tests, as well as an EKG.

While he wasn't involved directly in anything, he did come in real handy when we were waiting at lunch time and he went to the cafeteria and brought back a nice lunch!

I had told him ahead of time that he did not need to go, that I thought I could handle it alone, but I was pleased when he said he would be there.

Nancy
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Unread 05-23-2002, 07:45 AM
DH was great

Having my DH at my Pre Op was wonderful. Like others have said, he listened differently than I did and took in a lot of information that will help him help me. He also made really good friends with the Dr. At one point I had to remind them that we were working on me!! LOL

I really felt better having him there and I know that he learned a lot about what was going to happen

Good luck

Elaine
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Unread 05-23-2002, 08:41 AM
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Elaine,

I know just what you mean! My dr. loves to talk and several times got off track with my dh. I wanted to clear my throat and say "guys, . . . my uterus!"

It is a good feeling, though, to have my dh really respect the dr. If he respects him, I know he will rest easier as he paces in the waiting room tomorrow.

Nancy
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Unread 05-23-2002, 06:17 PM
Pre-Op Question

My DH went with me to my pre-op appt. I wanted him to hear everything directly from the doctor. Especially the part where I had to rest and be pampered.
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Unread 05-23-2002, 06:24 PM
Pre-Op Question

Thank you all for your great comments/suggestions. You have given me some things to think about!
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