4. I am probably not a medical professional. I don’t understand most of the terms that are very familiar to you.
6. Collaborate with me – Shared Decision Making
7. Review all treatment options with me, or refer me to a provider who can.
8. I need to feel well before making a decision.
9. I don’t want you to default to hysterectomy, not even if I’m in or near perimenopause. I don’t want to lose an organ unnecessarily.
10. Is there an advocacy organization that can provide me with a surgery buddy for support?