Although it is disconcerting to some people when they are sent home immediately or just a few days after surgery, it is actually quite preferable to a hospital stay for many reasons, including not being exposed to the nasty germs floating around at the hospital, sleeping in one’s own bed, eating one’s own food, not having to share a room and not having to be constantly be subjected to the noise and rest interruptions which occur on a modern hospital floor.
There are no hard and fast rules about recovering from surgery, as everyone’s experience is different. Some people bounce back quickly and have very little post-surgical pain or side-effects from the anesthesia. Other people may have lingering grogginess from the anesthesia or may experience more post-surgical pain. It is important to know that your OSC Spine Specialist, Physician Assistant and Surgery Scheduler are only a phone call away, should you experience any problems or have any questions related to your surgery or recovery.
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