changed my mind about gastric bypass
Really though, why can't you take a taxi home?
It is major surgery, and you're going to need help. Be creative.
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly." Richard Bach
"Support fosters your growth. If you are getting enough of the right support, you will experience a major transformation in yourself. You will discover a sense of empowerment and peace you have never before experienced. You will come to believe you can overcome your challenges and find some joy in this world." Katie Jay
And before you think I had it easy, I traveled from Chicago to San Francisco to get MY life-saving DS surgery. That's a HELL of a lot more expensive and inconvenient than arranmging and paying for a taxi ride! I wanted to live and to live well. NOTHING was going to stop me.
If something as minor as paying for a taxi ride is keeping you from having surgery then you should not get surgery--you are not emotionally ready or mature for it.
I had the kick-butt duodenal switch (DS)!
HW: 344 lbs CW: 150 lbs
Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea GONE!
I am with the majority in this one. What about staying one or two nights in a hotel? In most cases hospitals can refer you to a hotel with special lower fares near the hospital. After two days you will be already feeling much better, Bring a pillow to hold in your lap in the way back, and get some money for a taxi ride. Save, get a small loan, sell something... whatever you need to do as long as is legal.
It would be good to have somebody with you for the first few days, but lots of people have been by themselves and do well. If you know that danger runs in your famly don't let yourself downl Find a solution. I can't think in a solution for you, but you had been given some sound and good advise. The rest is up to you.
I wish you well.
Drive to the hospital.
Have a cab pick me up so they let me go.
Have the cab drive around the block and take me to my car.
I would not take any pain meds the day I was being discharged.
Again....thats just me.