By Sarah Mahoney
How to quit nitpicking
It's not even noon on a Sunday, and I've been biting my tongue all morning.
When my husband sat down to Web surf two hours ago, I resisted the urge to
remind him that he had promised to clean the basement. I held my tongue again
when our 13-year-old trashed the kitchen while creating his "it's due
tomorrow!" science project. And I even managed to stifle myself when my
teenage daughter left a plate in the sink instead of reaching 18 inches...
What type of hysterectomy is usually done for the
problem you have?
Do you need to have your ovaries
How long will the surgery take? Will you be asleep during
surgery? How will your pain be treated after surgery? When will you be able to
get out of bed, go home, return to your usual activities, resume
What are the side effects, complications, and risks of the
Are there any pamphlets you can read that explain the
procedure? Can you talk with other women who have had this surgery?
The hospital or surgery center may send you instructions on how to
get ready for your surgery. Or a nurse may call you with instructions before
Right after surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area where
nurses will care for and observe you. You will likely stay in the recovery
area for 1 to 4 hours, and then you will be moved to a hospital room. In
addition to telling you about any special instructions from your doctor, your nurse will explain
information to help you in your recovery.
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March 12, 2014
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