I definitely agree about asking for anti-nausea meds whenever you need them. They were a Godsend! All of those heavy narcotic painkillers had me feeling incredibly sick and woozy.
My parents were really great, and they both took off work for the time I was hospitalized. My mom stayed with me during the day while my Dad slept, and my Dad took the "night shift" while my mom slept. It was definitely useful to have an advocate there with me at all times
20 year old male from Oklahoma, USA
T4-L2 fusion completed November 5th, 2012
Pre-op: Thoracolumbar Scheuermann's kyphosis (75°) and left thoracolumbar scoliosis (25°)
Post-op: Normal kyphosis (39°) and scoliosis too small to bother measuring