It looks like I'll be having a lumbar fusion in September. Ugh, I haven't committed the exact procedure name to memory, but it's something like Anterior Lumbar Interbody fusion and a minimally invasive instrumented posterior fusion. Ugh, yeah, that, at L5/S1.
I want to ask if there are any independent single folk out there who may have had a big surgery, and how they got by immediately after.
I don't have family in the area, I am reluctant to ask friends to play nursemaid, and I am forbidding my boyfriend from coming anywhere near me until I'm at least somewhat human after the surgery.
I'm relatively young, otherwise very healthy and in good shape, all my doctors think recovery will be easy. But I know I probably shouldn't be along for long periods of time right after leaving the hospital. Anyone hired a helper, or have any insight?