For many people, it is easier to go alone since it’s one less person you have to worry about. Some patients find having a companion is more stressful or difficult than traveling alone.
One of our former patients, Jay, states, “I will say all I worried about was Sean (her companion). Had I been alone, I could have focused on myself and resting and walking. The more walking you do post-op, the better you get.” (View her success story here.)
So while taking a companion is a nice way to have support during this journey, there is potential that you can be just as comfortable either way as there is less to think about when on your own.