I had mixed feelings on the first day I came home from the hospital. I was happy to be finally out of the hospital but the second I came through the doors of my house I realized how different life truly had become.
I had so many medical complications over the past few months while in the hospital that I was unsure if my house would be adequate for my medical needs. Luckily my rehabilitation hospital did a great job of educating me and my family to be prepared for certain situations that might arise.
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It is crucial, when transitioning home, to be prepared for daily living and for any medical complications. Your rehabilitation hospital should focus on educating you for your transition home.
I feel my best healing occurred when I came home. Even though I had mixed feelings, the transition home was definitely a turning point. It was a much better environment and allowed me to live a much more productive lifestyle, which helped greatly with my mental transition.