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Hi ladies, I am getting my BA done on December 10th if all goes good with my consult on the 9th and I want and need to know has anybody went at it alone? I am from Brisbane and will be travelling to Sydney for surgery is there anyone who has done similar that can tell me Im going to be fine? I have read post that have said the pain wasn't even bad and that they thought it would be alot worse and then I have read posts where some women haven't been able to dress themselves and were in terrible pain, I don't know how it will go for me and I can't really have anyone come with me because me and my partner have three little ones and the youngest is 9 months and he's a hand full so Daddy will have to stay there for them. I need to know this has been done before and I'll be fine :)

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I'm also curious about this. Do you know for sure if they will let you out without someone to escort you? I've noticed they're pretty specific about it is all. I'm thinking I might email TCI and ask, as I'd like to just pop into a cab on my own to head home (I have people at home but I am very independent and don't want to directly involve them - I've had various, more serious/non-cosmetic surgeries so I am aware of what I'm dealing with to a fair extent).

Are you staying in a nearby hotel?

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I don't think TCI will let you have surgery without someone to care for you post op. I know recently 2 girls asked about travelling down together to be operated on at the same time/look after each other and TCI said they wouldn't proceed as it wasn't in their duty of care to release someone post operatively without an able bodied person to care for them at home/hotel.

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I'm also curious about this. Do you know for sure if they will let you out without someone to escort you? I've noticed they're pretty specific about it is all. I'm thinking I might email TCI and ask, as I'd like to just pop into a cab on my own to head home (I have people at home but I am very independent and don't want to directly involve them - I've had various, more serious/non-cosmetic surgeries so I am aware of what I'm dealing with to a fair extent).

Are you staying in a nearby hotel?

Yeah I'll be staying at the Meriton and no they won't let you leave alone but they have nurses that you can book through them (tci) for I think 30 p/h and I basically only want them to drop me off at the hotel Im staying which is not far away so hoping that shouldn't be too pricey but thats what I want to do and I really dont have any other option.

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I don't think TCI will let you have surgery without someone to care for you post op. I know recently 2 girls asked about travelling down together to be operated on at the same time/look after each other and TCI said they wouldn't proceed as it wasn't in their duty of care to release someone post operatively without an able bodied person to care for them at home/hotel.

Oh really? That sux, I think I'll give them a call tomorrow and book in the nurse and ask them without telling them I'll be going all alone, I might have to tell a little fib and say that someone is coming down the next day to look after me.

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i have read of girls doing it alone in Thailand and being okay but i think it helps that they stay in the hospital overnight. it's so hard to predict how you will be cause everyones pain tolerance and how they recovery is so different. for example i woke up from surgery feeling fine, dressed myself and went and sat in the recliner and read a magazine with the nurse, no pain at all. Not longer after though they wheeled another woman in who had just had the same surgery and she was in loads of pain, when my boyfriend came to get me he was even like "jesus what did she have done?". it's just so hard to predict.

i dont think TCI will let you go in a cab by yourself unfortunately. in my consult they made sure that someone would be accompanying me home from surgery and that i would have someone with me for the next 48 hours. i think i have read on here before that if you dont have anyone to accompany you then they want you to get a nursing service to look after you. i would deffinantly give them a call tomorrow and just double check this though

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Hi ladies,they definately won't let you leave without someone to look after you. I am pretty sure that the nurse has to be booked for a minimum amount of hours (sorry I can't remember how long). I was also looking at that but luckily my sister came over to help look after me and 2 others :-))

probably best to email or all them to get the correct info.

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Thanks ladies. I'd rather not but I do understand why that's their policy, I'll sort out to have a friend escort me.

bubbleyumbum - I hope you are able to work out something that suits your situation. All the best. <3

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Thanks ladies. I'd rather not but I do understand why that's their policy, I'll sort out to have a friend escort me.

bubbleyumbum - I hope you are able to work out something that suits your situation. All the best. <3

Thank you Astronomy xx and I think I'll try to find someone to come with me, all the best to you too :)

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Thank you ladies for all your replies and advice my partner wants to come with me now, phew. I have been trying to convince him for a while now and I think having to book the nurse for a certain amount of hours really locked it in! We will leave all the kids with his mum Im sure she will be fine with them, I hope lol.

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