I am wondering if anyone has any information (suggestions) about accessing services and supports during surgery recovery. I'm having an artificial disc replacement C6/C7 (might have to be a fusion but won't know until he gets in there)
I'm very concerned about the recovery time after my surgery. I also have Crohn's disease which may complicate and extend my recovery. I work full-time and of course I'm going to have to take time off. (Another concern is that I'm the major breadwinner in our household and not sure if I have to be out for extended time how that's going to impact us financially. I don't have any disabilitiy insurance or set up anything)
I have three boys ages 13, 7 and 4. . As many can imagine and I'm sure have been in the same situation I'm very concerned of how I'm going to manage the family. (meals activities housekeeping laundry school etc.) My husband also works full-time and won't be able to take a significant time off work to care for me. He is a fabulous partner and I know will do his best to try to pick up the slack but it is just so much. (Also not sure how much pizza and chicken nuggets our children will be able to have since he's not very proficient in cooking
. I know friends in our church community most likely will try to assist. Maybe some meals and schedule set up. However from other previous health experiences that's typically pretty significant's initially but has A tendency to fall off and not last thrventire duration needed. Also very difficult to except that assistance from friends to that level I most likely will need.
I'm wondering if anyone has accessed in home care services. Wondered how the experiences was and if insurance paid for it. I know their services and organizations that will come in to do housecleaning meal preparation nursing issues run errands take to the doctor etc. Typically these are used more for the elderly population but saw on the website for one of these organizations that they do services after hospitalizations or significant surgeries. If someone had accessed the services and was able to have insurance pay for it. What are some suggestions tips and pitfalls I might need to know to get it covered. Again there is no way we could financially pay out-of-pocketb
Also has anyone gotten the disabilities parking pass after the initial recovery? I'm just not sure really how significant this is going to be and what I should be requesting from my doctor etc. By experiences people don't necessarily tell you what the options are and you have to be proactive and seek it out. I really am thankful for this forum so I can hear experiences and wisdom form those that have already gone through it