Hi all,

My surgeon has said that he suspects I will be in hospital for 2 wks then I will be allowed home. I know from previous surgery that I will need help making my meals, getting washed, dressed and up and down the stairs to the toilet and to bed but I'm not sure if I'll need my boyfriend or mum at home with me all day everyday.

I feel a bit guilty that my mum and boyfriend as saving all their annual leave from work so that they can be at the hospital with me most of the time then assist me at home.

My mum is wanting to take time off work to be at my house everyday. Is this necessary? I was thinking after the first week at home my mum and boyfriend could work half days then assist me at lunch time so that I can get washed, dressed and eat.

Any thoughts or suggestions?