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Hello all. Hope you don't mind a Yank butting in here, but when doin research these boards always seemed the most positive and active!
I'm having my surgery Thursday 1/15. The plan is to do it laproscopically (the consent form says "possible open" but i think thats for the doc to cover himself- especially given he knows Im an attorney lol)
Anyway, I live alone and am single. The reccomendation is to have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours. My only real option is to stay at my parent's house for that night. Frankly, its not the healthiest of atmospheres (plus very basic cable, no internet other than from my phone, etc) and I'd like to get out as soon as its safe. [They're in their 80s so will be of limited help anyway]. I accept the 24 hour bit (my dad had post-surgical complications that would have been missed if he was by himself) How long do you think it will be before its safe/practical for me to be at my house by myself?
Also- my doc said up to two weeks off work. I've seen some people saying they were back within a few days. I have a desk job so no lifting [I don't go to Court often, so no worry about standing for that], but its one of those "more than 9 to 5" type jobs, so the fatigue I've heard about could affect my ability to do that. What IS the real time out of work (assuming its done laproscopically)
And finally- my strange question that I doubt anyone here has direct experience. My main leasure/sanity saving activity is playing sax in a community band. This requires some use of the abdominal muscles for breath control. Any ideas when it will be safe to go back to that?
Thanks in advance!
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