RealityCheck April 24 Share April 24 I'm scheduled to have surgery for a detached retina next month. I'm told that after the surgery I will need to stay face down for a minimum of 22 hours per day for five days to up to two to four weeks. Based on the research I've done so far, I've purchased a pillow for face-down sleeping, set up an MP3 player with audiobooks to help pass the time, bought loose-fitting shirts and pants that can be easily pulled on and off, and be switching from sneakers to slip-on shoes for the duration. I was wondering if anyone had actual experience with the surgery and would be willing to provide information about the experience so I would have an idea of what to expect. One issue I'm still trying to resolve is an instruction for someone to stay with me for th 24 hours following the surgery since I live alone. I'm researching "short term post-op/surgery home care" but if anyone has any recommendations, I woyuld appreciate it. Thanks in advance for any information provided. 1 Link to comment
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