Re: Need someone with you 1st nite after colon resection?
You are going to be in the hospital the first night and the second night, My wife came to se me after my surgery but only stayed about an hour, The nurses will take good care of you, In my case it was really useless to have someone there all night anyway, I was in and out of sleep and the medication had me out of sorts, The first night you are going to want to sleep, I guess just the act of someone being there may be comforting but to be honest , at least in my case, I really didnt know the difference and all I wanted to do was sleep, You are constantly checked on by the nursing staff at the hospital.
My wife was better off at home taking care of home duties, daughter etc..
On the second day I remember I had alot of visitors come to see me...To be honest, I hated it! My wife ended up tossing them all out for me, You are in the hospital to rest and get better, the idea of people seeing me in the state I was in bugged me to know end, and it also made me feel obligated to "entertain" them while they were there when all I wanted to do was rest and sleep, I was also passing gas like crazy and the situation was embaressing, No way I was going to hold it when it had to be realeased....Anyway, You are your own person, if company helps you, thats fine, but for me especially the first night..It made know difference..Thats what the hospital staff is for and what the nurses take care of!
I have my own personal feelings on this because and its just my opinion, Visitors in the hospital are just plain annoying, they dont acopmplish any good being there, they are in the way of nurses, and they risk picking up or bringing in infections. As I walked the halls of the hospital I saw whole familys in rooms, kids and all, lying all over the beds of there sick or recoupoerating loved one, it really made me crazy! I was thinking what is wrong with this picture? The hospital is not a country club...I especially do not like to see kids in there...A few rooms acually had the signs on the outside that indicated a patient had "vRE" OR "mRSA" ETC...Its just not a good place for kids...but I am sorry , I am getting off subject here...
Bottom line is do whats right for you I guess, but if your asking if you "Need" someone there...The answer is absolutely NO, You do not
Coming home, yes, you may need the help...Rememeber to that you most likely will only be in there a few days anyway.
Last edited by billfisher01; 02-14-2008 at 06:59 AM.