Question about vaginal hysterectomy

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This isn't for me, it's about a coworker.  She came in crying from her ob/gyn appointment two weeks ago and said she had to have an emergency hysterectomy.

They're doing it vaginally, and she claims that she needs the day off before surgery to "do some medical": things her doctor wants her to do.  She won't tell us why she has to have this surgery (which is her choice really),  What would she need to do before her surgery?

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    Many woman need to go on a clear liquid diet and/or bowel cleanse, a day prior to the surgery.
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    Hi. 

    She could have to go for a pre op assessment they've become more prominent now with the rise of infections such as MRSA. they can take anywhere between 2 to 4 hours. Hope it goes ok for her x

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    I have recently had a total hysterectomy and all I had to do was to attend a pre-op appointment at hospital which took a couple of hours.  I was weighed, measured (height) tested for MRSA, had blood taken and a talk with a nurse about what would happen.   This was two weeks before my op and then I had to go back on the Friday before the week of my op for another blood test in case I needed a transfusion.   I had to fast from about 12 am the night before and could drink only water up to 6.30am as my operation was scheduled for 8.30am. 
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    I had an abdominal cut though not vaginally.  Think the recovery is meant to take a bit less time if done vaginally 
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    Blood work, cardiogram, weight, questionaire to fill out. She will be getting paperwork to read and some to bring as well to the hospital when she registers for the surgery. It is time consuming but needs to be done as the anisthesis needs to know the weight to monitor the sleeping medication so she will not wake up in the middle of the procedure that would not be good at all. I wish her luck. God bless.
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