In five days, I'll be having a 2-level ACDF (and I'm eager and dreading it all at the same time). I asked my surgeon about how long I would be in the hospital and he said probably 2 nites, but that my insurance had approved 3 in case I need it.
I live alone and since I have good friends just down the block and a sister about 20 minutes away, I haven't made any arrangements for someone to stay with me 24/7. I am assuming I'll be able to shuffle around, make coffee, shuffle around, get to my recliner, shuffle around, get to my meds, etc. Am I expecting too much of myself? I really can't expect constant care from my friends and family because they've got lives, too. Should I consider hiring a sitter (even tho I don't really have the $)?
thanks for any advice!