The Discussions

This is a big step in removing your fibroids so you should prepare yourself and your family. Here are some things to do:

  1. Select a day for surgery: Some doctors only do surgery on a particular day of the week so you should focus on what time of the year you want to have your surgery
  2. Leave of absence: Depending on the type of work you do, you may need longer time off than others. If you tend to lift heavy objects, then you should take a longer time versus someone who is more stationary. This also depends on the person. Typically four weeks should be sufficient
  3. Discuss with your human resource manager: There are several forms you may need to fill out before you take leave. Discuss your Short Term Disability options and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  4. Another discussion with family: Talk to your family about the surgery. They may have questions on what it is and the procedure. Most importantly, talk with the person that is going to take care of you after the surgery. There are several things they should know about your recovery .
  5. Do you want a private room after surgery? Call the hospital in advance to see what it cost as well as your health insurance to see what they cover.

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