Ride to and from hospital

Nancy Geoghegan
on 1/15/18 6:11 pm - Lincoln University, PA
RNY on 01/23/18

Hi there. Have any of you needed to use a car service to drop you at the hospital or bring you home?

Nancy Geoghegan

Writergurl08
on 1/15/18 6:22 pm
RNY on 02/15/18

I have not, and not sure the local hospitals would allow a patient to go home by way of a car service. They normally confirm or ask who is driving the patient.

HW: 340 SW: 329 Goal: 170

CW: 243

Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)

seattledeb
on 1/15/18 6:47 pm
RNY on 12/22/08 with

Drop off no problem. You'll need to check policies for discharge. No one you know avaliable for a ride home?

Librarian67
on 1/16/18 5:16 am
RNY on 02/28/17

I agree, I don't think that they will release you to a car service. They will want you monitored for the first few hours at least. I wish I lived closer so I could give you a ride.

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

Grim_Traveller
on 1/16/18 6:07 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Even for a simple colonoscopy, I had to sign a form that said I needed someone there to bring me home, and that it could not be a taxi or ride service. They checked to make sure, too.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

seattledeb
on 1/16/18 4:01 pm
RNY on 12/22/08 with

My wife and I seem to run an unofficial colonoscopy taxi service.

Grim_Traveller
on 1/16/18 4:19 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

Is this a euphemism you kids are using these days?

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

MarinaGirl
on 1/16/18 11:39 am, edited 1/16/18 3:43 am

I used a cabulance service when I needed a ride home after a procedure requiring sedation. You should ask your provider if that is an acceptable option post-WLS.

Cabulance = non-emergency medical and specialty transportation service

Lina_Ann
on 1/16/18 2:45 pm

My hospital would not let me leave the hospital unless it was a family member or friends driving me home.

Referral: June 2017
RNY with Dr. Neville in Ottawa: January 8th, 2018

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