Yes sir! but... you might wanna make sure and wait for someone else to confirm my answer as I am unsure of myself. Better yet, why don't you email the Medifast guys because they can give you help better...
For the first few days I would say it is pretty important for sure..
You will be so very very tired..
Just having someone their to do the little things, you probably wont even notice the d.
First few days go by....
Should you wait? Are you trying to find an excuse? You do need to be in the right frame of mind and confident, it's a way off yet so you have some time to get comfortable and a bit more at ease....
Make plans and get everything in order, something has brought you here...
Let us help you, having doubts is natural, lets get you better and more in control..
A graet adventure beackons, it's just round the corner... waiting for you....
We will walk you through it.... dont despaire just yet...
Buzz (Andy in the UK)..
Hi my mum stayed over the first two nights with me but was ok during the day,saying that I needed help with practical things like cleaning the house and rabbit care ironing etc and child care, in fact I still have a cleaner once a week now and have a bunny rabbit nanny too lol.emotional support is important too as I was a bit tearful when I first got home, I think it was relief to be home and.
Over etc, my son is 15 and he was and still is a great help but you will need help with chores etc gettin to dr appts shops etc as cant drive for few weeks,i got all my help network in place before my.
, try to shop in supplies etc and organize in advance and you will be fine,we are all different and our recovery is all different but pamper yourself and dont rush, take care of yourself and.
You get on ok, all the best whatever you decide,xx..
Like everyone else I would say everyone is different. I was able to walk out of the hospital two days after my.
And take care of my self. I did have people around at night but during the day I was on my own. They want you up and about anyway and with the pain meds I was fine. My thinking is if you are very mobile before you go in and if the.
Goes well and you can tolerate the anesthesia you can be ok..
But not everyone..
Thanks for the advice. I know I am ready. I started this process back in June of 09 and have been counting down the days. I don't have any doubts about the.
I don't have any family close that will be able to help and don't want to ask friends to take time off work to babysit me. I am not really good about asking people for help. I am not a good place right now because of my husband leaving the way he did; it was a complete suprise. I am just not sure I will be able to do this with only my daughters help. She insists she will be there for me, but she is 17 and needs to go to.
During the day. I know I have time to get to a better place. I am usually a very Optimistic person optimistic person, but right now my head is spinning...
I have kids close to yours age so I know they can helpI was ok when I got home. the only thing that you might have to have help with is if you have to drive anywhere. I was able to take care of myself and.
Ok, sore but ok. just before you go to the hospital make sure you have what you need for when you get home. I had a little tote beside the bed for things that I needed. (.
,phone, tissues, meds, remote for tv, drinks..etc..) you will be sleeping a lot when you first come home and will not want to many people coming around. good luck on the.
Welcome MJ...I guarantee that you will get he support you need from this site...there are a lot of people who can answer any questions you may have...just make sure that if you like someone's advise that you check with the Doctor before trying anything...you have waited so long to get to your goal of becoming healthy...don't push the date back...you can do it...I can't wait to welcome you to the losers bench...I will be saving a spot for you...as for me and my after.
Experience...I came home the next day...I did have tremendous pain...but it turned out to be a gas pocket...once that released I was fine...my daughter lives with me so she was there for me...but I was able to do most things all by myself...but like some have already said...each persons recovery is different...what works for me...may never work for you...so again check with the doc if we tell you something that you might want to try...I am 1 day away from my 6th month post-op date...and I have 2lbs to go to reach a whopping total of 100lbs gone...just follow the docs orders and you will be fine...keep posting all your concerns and we will support you...BTW...I only needed the pain meds until the gas pocket was gone...after that I never touched them...the key is don't push your body further than it is ready to...start small and work your way up....
Seems to be the best thing you can do...and of course when the time comes make sure you drink, drink, drink...and make some of that liquid protein...you will get a lot of different ideas on here about what protein drink is the best...I use SF Instant Carnation Breakfast...I buy it in bulk off the computer...I enjoy all the flavors...I absolutely can not handle the Whey Protein Drinks that others use...plus that stuff can be very expensive...you just have to try different ones until you find one that will work for you in the long run...you will need shakes for a long time to supplement our Medifast food consumption...again Welcome my friend...don't forget to post all your concerns...we will help ease your mind and help to slow your thinking down a bit...I am sorry to hear about your husband...that must have been devastating...but you hang in there...things will start looking up for you...Hugs as always...Margart..
Oops, can't believe I misspelled my name...it is Hugs as always...Margaret..
Welcome to the group.
, I am pre-.
(2/11). But I think that you already did one thing right (beyond coming here of course). You are scheduled for Thursday and so will probably be released Friday or Saturday AM. Make sure your daughter doesn't get Saturday detention and tell her that you will need her home that weekend. 17 is old enough to handle some responsibility, or maybe your college son could come for the weekend. I'm guessing that your knee.
Means that you are already sort of set up for an invalid. A friend of mine, who lives alone and walks with a walker or a cane, spent 2 nights in the hospital ( at her request) and then came home. I spent the first night with her and ran a few errands the next day - but she had no real trouble on her own. Shop first for everything you think you will need -there are a couple of.
Strings on what to have on hand. But there is no accounting for my friend craving cream of brocolli soup and it was good that I was there to make a grocery run..
She also told me that there was a side benefit...the pain meds for the GBS also worked wonders on her hip - so she actually felt better that first week. If you have a cell phone, keep it in your pocket so that you can call for help if you need it. (even just calling your daughter in another room at night) It works nearly as well as those "I've fallen and I can't get up gadgets" at no cost beyond what you're already paying..
I think that you can do it with the help you've got especially with the weekend timing. But make sure that your head is in the right place first..
I was ok the third day after I came home from hoppital to be alone, but the first two, I really was glad to have someone. by one week, I was good and doing some housework. good luck to you...
Hi, I am scheduled for.
On April 15. I was wondering how much help I will need when I get home from the hospital. My husband of 30 walked out on me this week. I have two sons who don't live at home one is in college and the other works about 70 hours a week. My daughter is 17 and a junior in high.
I am wondering if I will need someone with me all the time the first few days or if I will be up to doing this alone. I am even thinking of moving the date out a little until I am at a better place. I also had knee.
In Nov, it is not healing well, and I am having a lot of pain and trouble.
Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated..
I enterd this under advice too, but read that I would get more responses under the.
So I apoligize if you see this twice...
I think you will do fine being "semi-alone" the first week or so. You will need to get up and walk anyway, so you get your water for sipping, use the bathroom, walk a little, then rest for a while. You will also.
The first days home. Having your daughter there at night will be about you should need. A suggestion might be to have her check her cell phone between classes just in case you really need her to come home because of an emergency, but that is very unlikely to happen..
Hang in there. We are all here to help you through this. A whole new life is before you!.
The main thing I needed help doing was getting out of bed the first night..my husband had to give me a little push and I popped up! after that I slept with a pillow under my back to turn me a little to the side and I could get up myself..im a left side sleeper too...and by the 3rd or 4th night I was fine on my side. I think you will be fine! good luck!..
I came home at 1:00pm on a Wednesday, my hubby was home on Thursday but worked Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (he's a paramedic). I did fine. Just keep your phone handy and call 911 if you need emergency medial help...that's what they're there for!!..
The worst part for me was the trip home. I think you will be fine with your teenage daughter in.
During the day, if she understands things will go to pot around the house for about a week and that she needs to help you in small ways. I would stock up on easy meals for her, and I assume she can drive so she can get fast Medifast food out but make sure she eats it away from you..
A lot cause of pain meds and residual anesthetic. Just pamper yourself-your daughter should be fairly self-sufficient..
Maybe your son can find time to allow your daughter a break..
It's a little like having a child. If we waited till the time was convenient, most would never have one. If you are committed to the.
, by all means have it. The progressive weight loss will do your knee good, and now is as good a time as any to start on your journey..
Mjwb10....... bottom line is if you are determined to do this, YOU WILL SUCCEED! I don't know what I would have done without help at home, but that is only because I have 6 kids and there was no way I could take care of anyone else. If it was just me, no kids, I would have been ok. I was ok when everyone was gone. BUT like many other people have said, it is up to you and your frame of mind. If this.
Is realllly what you want, then do it. Damn anyone who doesn't support you or it. WE are here for you, no matter what. I will bet my bottom dollar that you can get the emotional support from here that you will need, but the care at home is only something you can decide if you are strong enough to handle. I am not going to lie to you or sugar coat things.... It was painful and the first few days I asked myself wtf did I do, but almost 14 months later OMG....
I have been through a horrible.
Myself, so I completely understand where your mind set is at this point. The support message is also for anyone else out there, if you need to talk, message me :).
I am sorry to hear about your husband.
Out on you. That is really bad timing, but you may need help for a couple days after you get home from the hospital. You will be on liquids for the first couple of weeks, so you can get all that before you have your.
You can do all your cleaning and laundry to be up for a week or so. Congrats on making the best decision for yourself. I had my.
13 months ago and no regrets!..
I am roughly the same age as you. while I was able to do most things myself, having someone around the first week or so is definitely a plus. In my case, it quite possibly saved my life..
My hemoglobin dropped 5 days after.
And I needed a transfusion. My wife knew there was something wrong because all I wanted to do was.
All the time. I was not even aware there was a problem. She insisted I go to the doc..... I fell asleep on the examining table..
If at all possible, have someone there - that's really best. If that's not possible, at least have someone check in on you a couple of times per day..
I'm very sorry you are having to deal with relationship issues at the same time as GBS...