Your time in the hospital depends on your procedure. Even for minor cases, doctors prefer their patients to stay at least one night in hospital. However, if your procedure is performed in a Day Hospital and you have had a general anaesthetic or sedation, I will collect you in the early evening and bring you home.
If you are travelling alone, a nurse or carer will stay with you for your first night at least. This will be at an additional charge.
I will check on you constantly and live 2 minutes away should you need me. If you are staying overnight at the hospital, I will visit you that evening to check on your progress and bring you anything you need.
The cottage is a 3-minute drive from the closest private hospital and I will assist you with wound dressings, medication and showering. As I only take care of one guest at a time, we can take it day by day and plan your activities according to how you are feeling.
Your first 3 days after surgery should be low activity–thereafter we can plan short trips that are fun, relaxing and not too tiring, maybe a scenic ocean drive to the neighbouring town for a cappuccino and a short stroll on the beach or a visit to the art studio around the corner where you can take a jewellery making or mosaic lesson.
I have a choice of various alternative therapists and practitioners that are available to travel to the cottage if you are not up to going out yet. There is also the option to travel to the salon or spa when you are feeling better and ready to get out. We have a fantastic selection of spas and day spas available in Cape Town, which I am happy to take you to when you are ready.
EXPLORING CAPE TOWN
Once you are on the road to recovery, it is time to enjoy the vacation part of your trip. Whether you are into beach breaks or safaris, you can experience it all in South Africa. Cape Town has so much to offer and having lived here for nearly 30 years, I know the best places worth seeing and can plan some amazing activities according to your personality and interests. I am available in the mornings to take you on short excursions to our local neighbourhood beaches, malls and coffee shops. I will make sure that you don’t get “cabin fever” during your recovery! The longer day trips will be outsourced to one of the selected and registered tour guides that I work closely with..