from what you just told me, it sounds like her hubby isn't that important in her life (I know I could be wrong in that statement). The $$ involved is one thing but the long-term effect is a totally different thing and major psychological impact.
I know my surgery is different but my DH was involved in the whole process because he needed to understand what I would be going through. Mine's not one to cook either but can get by as well, although he does make the best breaded pork chops in the land LOL
I do wish her well and I hope she totally understands what's ahead. I hope it doesn't hurt her relationship with her DH.