call for help!
my (top) surgery is in less than a month now and I’m taking precautionary measures in case my mom, who I’m coming out to and telling about the surgery in about a week and a half, isn’t supportive and doesn’t want to help with post-surgery transportation and care-taking
with that said, I might need someone in/near san francisco to drive me to and from (or just from, depending on what’s convenient for you) the place I’m getting my surgery at, which is dr. crane and dr. satterwhite’s clinic in the marin (north of san francisco) about 30 minutes away from my house. I have to be there on friday, august 22nd at 10am and will be able to leave around 3-3:30pm. I can take public transportation there if someone can’t drop me off in the morning, but I definitely have to have someone pick me up and take me home. if you can do both, you definitely don’t have to stay there the entire time and wait for me (unless you want to)
also, I’ll probably need someone to take me to the clinic about 5 days later to get my bandages off. I’ll have more details (exact date and time) on that hopefully soon
if you’re interested in doing either of those, let me know and we can figure something out that works for the both of us. I’ll treat you to lunch at some point (before or after the surgery, take your pick) as a thank you! I mean, c’mon, free food? heck yeah!
lastly, I’ll need a few people to help take care of me, mostly just for the first week or so post-op. even if my mom is willing to help, I’m not sure how much she’ll be able to since she works seven days a week now. and even if she takes time off, it’s still a lot to ask from one person, two when my b can drop by, so I’d be forever grateful to anyone who would be willing to help us out! I imagine I’ll mostly been sleeping for the first few days, but I’ll need help with basic needs, like sitting up in bed, getting up to use the bathroom, making sure I’m fed, anything requiring me to lift my arms above my head (as in I won’t be able to lift my arms so I’ll need help with things that require doing so), any heavy lifting I might need to do for whatever reason (which is unlikely, so don’t worry)… I have netflix, a decent internet connection, a wii, and a 3ds to keep you occupied, plus snacks and food in the fridge you can help yourself to. LOL I feel like I’m trying to bribe y’all: “FREE FOOD, NETFLIX, AND GAMES FOR YOUR PLEASURE IN RETURN FOR HELPING INJURED OL’ CAM” LOL. anyway, I also live a 5 minute walk from stonestown and the merced library in case you want to go out to buy yourself food or get a few books to read
to people reading this who have already had top surgery, how was the recovery process? what kinds of things did you need (besides a lot of tv shows and movies to watch LOL) to make your recovery smoother? what specifically did you need help doing? and any tips in general to prepare for surgery and/or recovery? I’ve watched videos and read a lot about this, but the more information I can get, the better, especially since everyone’s body reacts differently!
random(ish) note: I won’t have drains, thank god, so my recovery experience will probably differ from a lot of people’s. just figured I’d mention since drains are more common than not when it comes to top surgery
well yeah, let me know if you may be able to do any of these! I’ll be seriously forever grateful. even if you can’t, I really appreciate everyone’s support so far. I’ll bake cookies or something once I can for y’all as a token of gratitude! :D