I wanted to step back in and vouch in angreement on White Beards suggestion....this may be really important to you in the long run. Although I hate to share this with all here...I think we are adult enough to understand...so anyways...when I had my first bowel movement in the hospital...I simply could not clean myself up...and I was greatful that my wife loves me to the point she took care of the problem for me. Understand? Now that's true love for you! LOL
White Beard is correct...and the first couple of days can be tough, and it is a very good idea...and in your best interest to have someone there full time if at all possible...and I also agree that you may recieve better care because of it. It may very well keep the nurses on the ball.
You have gotten some very good advice here, and don't take it too lightly, as this comes from personal experience with these members. They have been there, and want you to be prepared the best you can be.
Again, remain positive, you will get through this, and hopefully get back on your feet quickly. Just remember the healing takes quite a bit of time, and you may experience two steps forward and then three steps backwards at times. Don't let your fears grab ahold of you, ...if!.. and when this may happen....it can be a very normal part of healing.
Again!..I believe White Beards suggestion is a very worthy note to you..., so please consider it. The nights can be long there...and it may take a day or two before you have enough mobility to be comfortable with limited help.
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