I'm having an OP ACDF done in 3 weeks (March 23rd). I live 34 miles from the hospital, but am hoping to go home the afternoon of the surgery.
I'm 47 yrs... first spinal surgery... doc says it's pretty routine, text book cervical discectomy and fusion with titanium plate. Probably 2 hour surgery.
Surgery is at 9:00 a.m. I'd really like to go home the same day, but worried about the 40-minute drive. Has anyone else had to go that far after OP surgery?
Here's the kicker. I work for the hospital I'm having the surgery done at... so they'd treat me well at the hospital if I stay overnight. And it would give my boyfriend a night of peace. BUT... there's no place like home, KWIM?