For everyone who is having surgery this year, this easy-to-read and reassuring guide will lead you through finding a good surgeon to managing your hospital stay to recovering well at home. With warmth and humor, fellow surgery patient and hospital advocate Kaye Newton gives you the inside scoop on what to really expect during a hospital stay and how to make life easier for yourself while recuperating. She shares effective ways to manage pre-surgery anxiety, line up help for your recovery period, avoid hospital acquired infections, deal with the post-surgery blues, stay positive during your recovery process, and much more.
Kaye addresses the emotions patients experience as well as practicalities such as how to review your medical bills and make sure that you are not overcharged. Incision Decisions is chock-full of useful advice and planning tools and is an invaluable guide for patients and their loved ones.