Poppyg1, yes, Belaire guest house. Are you familiar with it? We did walk through it to take a peak. Definitely convenient. It is pricey, they only had a one bedroom suite and my doctor's office said staying at a hotel is fine so we may switch.
I'm looking forward to the drive down on Sunday and just getting this over with.
I wanted to say good luck with your foot.
Check to see if they have reduced rates for hospital patients. The one I stayed at in Baltimore had a 50% discount.
If you don't bring a wheelchair with you, most facilities will not let them off the property...I had to take a cab across the street!
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Be sure to rent a knee walker from a medical supply. You will get a walker when u leave HSS. I live in Ct, , buy a foam wedge for the car and pack pillows for the ride home. You will be exhausted upon arriving. Dr. D is the best.
Although Dr. D is great, it is Kristine who answers questions. I go back to NYC on Thursday for the first cast. Right now the tingling is difficult. Narco helps, but side effects ensue. While in the hospital, there is not much pain. They keep the leg anaesthetized. Can someone tell me about ice? How does it get through the splint/cast?
Poppyg1, They only had a one bedroom suite left and it is $525 per night. I think the studios were about $350. My husband wants to stay there due to convenience and since I will NOT be going anywhere. I booked the night before surgery at The Helmsley Medical Tower New York Presbyterian Guest Facility. A studio is $245-255. One bedroom suite is $300. We may switch over if we like it.
Pesher - Wow. I'm amazed that you are able to write. With regard to the pain, what did they give you? I have to admit pain is something I'm really concerned about as I'm sure everyone is.
Also, thanks so much for the advice on what to buy before hand. Because this is happening so quickly, I haven't been able to buy anything yet. We don't even have the Rx for items needed. Our plan is for my husband to buy/rent what I need and send it down with my son the following day.
They told me yesterday that I should plan to be in the hospital for 3 nights. Was there a reason you were in longer? I'm wondering if I may need to change my Belaire reservation again.
I've already spoken to Kristine several times and she seems really helpful as is everyone in the practice.
Any tips you can give me? I'm really, really anxious today and just wanted to get it over.
I bought the foam wedge at a med. supply store. You'll want it for the car ride home. And pillows for your back. I layed across the back seat, and hubby drove. I had the knee walker waiting at home. The hop thing w a regular walker is hard, and risky. NO WEIGHT BEARING! I had had a clot 4 years ago, so I am on Coumadin to thin the blood. That's why the extra days at HSS. I am thin, active, 65, and my whole family are doctors. Be a good advocate for yourself. The easy part is the hospital stay. After it's a challenge.
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