I thought I was "good to go" the day OF the surgery. Some very wise folk in here (uh, Sharon for one) talked some sense into my thick skull to plan on staying overnight in my hospital room. I mean I REALLY didn't want to stay overnight, whats the worst that can happen?
Oh boy am I glad I stayed. Like the nurse said, "if you leave, we can't give you the good stuff" lol. And good stuff I needed! Funny how much better things were in the morning. It would have been stupid crazy idiotic to just bounce out to the hotel and "sleep it off". No way no how never do it.
Not that it was in the extreme trauma category or anything, by the morning's light I was bouncing around ready to run laps, until the meds wore off hahaha. Good lawd fill the scrip first. Not like that for everyone of course, just a matter of just in case you want to be ready. You shouldn't have any problem having the wife stay with you in the room, they are very accomodating there. Just plan on not sleeping much is all but that's easily remedied the next day. So whatever day of the surgery is, I would plan on that night staying overnight hospital, discharge in the morning but would stay that next night at the hotel to give yourself and the doctor some cushion room there in case anything goes awry, you do NOT want to be halfway home. So myself, honestly, I would take that extra day before the op, and put it AFTER the op when the take-it-easy part is needed the most...
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap