Re: Surgery on 1/10. Need advice about getting help
I had my surgery on a Thursday, came home Saturday, and was self-sufficient by Sunday. If anything you may need a friend or relative to be "on call" if you need something from the pharmacy, the store, etc.
Just make sure you are prepared for his absence - things like make sure milk is not in a gallon jug but in a size you can handle, all the foods or meds you may need are within reach without needing to bend too much or reach too much, etc. Since he's only gone 5 days you shouldn't worry about housework, laundry, etc.
Rt&Lt thumb arthroplasty 2012 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS 2011
Fusions: L5-S1 (87), L4-S1 (93), C5-C7 ('06), L3-S1 ('10)
C5-C7 foraminotomy 08