A couple of days before my Hysteroscopic Myomectomy, I was required to go to the hospital for lab work (blood draw, urine sample plus paperwork). Pretty much routine until we got around to the blood transfusion form. I was supposed to give my permission to receive a blood transfusion if deemed necessary. Just could not sign the form. My spirit wouldn’t allow me to do it.
It seems this was not the norm. The nurse ripped up the form that was already filled out and then found a waiver form. The new form reflected my refusal of blood as a treatment and actually contained the phrase “life-threatening”. I did not hesitate in signing this.
Had the hardest time explaining my decision to my husband who often assumed my craziness. (This is usually a correct assumption just not in this case.) My surgery did not involve any incisions and the instrument used would sear blood vessels. There should not be major blood loss that required a blood transfusion! If in an accident or needing surgery that produced gaping holes, I think I would sign. Didn’t need to do that here.
This was my personal medical decision. Not suggesting that you do the same. What you accept or decline is your choice. Just be informed and aware.
How are you feeling after your Hysteroscopic Myomectomy?