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 thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08