Ask the Experts- February 2018

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: February 15, 2018

Dear Red Hot Mamas,

Thank you so much for being here to answer my question. I am going to have a hysterectomy next month so I’m feeling a bit anxious. My doctor has told me what to expect after the surgery, but I need help so that I am prepared when I go to the hospital. I just don’t want to forget anything that would help me during my stay. I most appreciate any information you can provide.


Dear Barbara,

Thanks for writing to us. Being organized as you enter the hospital certainly should reduce some of your stress. Here are a few things you can do:

Bring a pen and paper to write down your questions and special instructions your doctor may give you

Leave your valuables like jewelry, laptop at home.

Bring a full list of your medications

Pack loose nightgowns, a robe and slippers and bring your toiletries

Pack comfortable clothes for when you leave the hospital

Since you may be in the hospital for several days you may want to bring a good book or magazine to help you pass the time.

Have a family member or friend with you for support. Most surgeons appreciate having a family member or friend to talk to after the operation so that he/she can explain the outcome of the surgery.

Good luck with your procedure and hospital stay.

Red Hot Mamas Experts