Tonsillectomy - recovering alone?
So, after two delightful *sarcasm* bouts of tonsillitis followed by peritonsillar abscess, my doctor now recommends a tonsillectomy. I have no objections, being sick all the time is not something I have the time or patience for.
However, I've recently moved to a new city, and would be recovering from the procedure alone. Seeing as I'm prone to bleeding easily (nosebleeds that don't stop without cauterization, for example), I'm concerned about it.
I do have the option of staying with family at their home for a couple of weeks, however they live practically in the middle of nowhere (40 minutes from nearest ER - not the hospital where I'll have surgery) whereas I myself live in a large city, about 10 minutes from the hospital where I will have the surgery.
Those of you who have had a tonsillectomy as an adult, what do you think would be preferable? Someone to look after you, or being lose to the ER/hospital?
What concerns me is possible serious bleeding and being unable to call for help myself.