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Anyone take a Lyft or Uber or cab to the hospital or home? I know this sounds silly, and I could ask a friend or family member to get me there, but why if it's not needed? They plan on coming and saying hello to me when I'm out of surgery in the hospital and post op at home. I'm just wondering if it's "weird" or a big deal if I just handle it on my own (as long as I'm not driving myself obviously).

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I didn't for this surgery, but I have in the past. My hubby stayed home to get the kids off to school and by the time he got to the hospital, I was already in surgery. Didn't bother me, but I'm not much of a Nervous Nelly.

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Most hospitals require you have someone go home with you upon discharge because you are on pain meds and you need to be safe. But i have been in surgery while my mom went out to run a few errands and she came back in time while I was in recovery.

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Anyone take a Lyft or Uber or cab to the hospital or home? I know this sounds silly, and I could ask a friend or family member to get me there, but why if it's not needed? They plan on coming and saying hello to me when I'm out of surgery in the hospital and post op at home. I'm just wondering if it's "weird" or a big deal if I just handle it on my own (as long as I'm not driving myself obviously).


From my experience, i had someone drop me off and some one pick me up. I didn't have any one stay with me during my 3 days in the hospital. However, my hospital wouldn't discharge me without someone picking me up. Which was understandable. :)

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I had my husband drop me off. The hospital clearly found it odd - they asked who was there with me a few times. I was fine with it though, I would've felt awful making someone wait 6 hours for me to go through prep, surgery, and waiting to wake up.

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I told my husband to go to work. My mother in law dropped me off. My husband came and visited me that evening and picked me up the next day.

As some have said they really want a responsible adult to pick you up, but if you are really against it you can always sign out against medical advise. They can’t require it.

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I had my mom drop me off but I didn’t allow her to stay. She dropped me off in front and came back home to sleep. I told her I will text her once my surgery was over and I had my pain under control. That Monday she did just that and stopped by around 4pm and I noticed she was super stressed and worried so I asked her to leave and told her I didn’t want anymore visitors that I will text her when I was cleared to go home and she could pick me up.


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My sister was with me the whole 2 days I was admitted. She never went home. I'm glad because I was in a lot of pain so they drugged me up and i don't remember half the things they told me but my sister does.

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Sounds good. I think I'm just going to have my good friend bring me to and from. Makes sense that they wouldn't want you in a cab...

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I work at a hospital and some insurance companies will not cover your stay if you sign out against medical advice.

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1 hour ago, AtlantaRed said:

I work at a hospital and some insurance companies will not cover your stay if you sign out against medical advice.

This or they will deny future appointments, medications or procedures because you’re a liability. I have had many patients leave AMA and they don’t get prescriptions, doctors appointments etc.

most of the time if the procedure was done and deemed medically necessary they will cover your stay but it’s the future you have to worry about

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5 minutes ago, Bryn910 said:

This or they will deny future appointments, medications or procedures because you’re a liability. I have had many patients leave AMA and they don’t get prescriptions, doctors appointments etc.

most of the time if the procedure was done and deemed medically necessary they will cover your stay but it’s the future you have to worry about

Good to know. Thanks.

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I took a Lyft to the hospital. But I'm being picked up later today to go home.

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I took a Lyft to the hospital. Really seemed unnecessary to me to have someone drop me off. I was bored out of my mind in the hospital, so I definitely wouldn't want anyone to stay there with me.

I did have someone pick me up. But even that seemed excessive. I had planned to Lyft but they insisted on picking me up. Needing someone with me to be discharged was never mentioned. And although I did have a ride home, I really don't think the hospital would have taken issue if I had take a Lyft home.

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