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At the time of my surgery a couple of years ago, I was living in a rural area far from the city. There were no neighbors close by, my friends lived many miles away in the city, and my family lived out of state, so if anything happened to me, it would take awhile for help to arrive.

My family decided to hire a home care aide for the first 48 hours I was home after surgery. But even while still at the hospital, my recovery was so swift and pain-free that the two aides who came to stay at my house had absolutely nothing to do except some household chores. (Their agency had required that my family pay in advance so they couldn't be canceled).

So unless you are in a situation where help is out of reach (e.g., no nearby neighbors, family, or friends), you'll probably be fine and not even have to think about having a home health care aide.

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