I just had my workup at Tampa General for lung transplant. The team will review my case for approval next week. My question is about arranging for social support for the 3 months post surgery. We live in Delray Beach, but will have to stay in Tampa for 3 months. We don't have any support in Tampa, so we are trying to find people/friends who are available and can be on stand-by mode to come and help with my 24/7 care. We are trying to arrange for people to come for a few days to a couple of weeks at a time. This is huge favor to ask of people--to give up their lives for several days and travel at their own expense. If this were being done in Delray Beach, it would still be a challenge to coordinate, but a much easier task to get friends to help. But we don't know any one in the Tampa area who is available to help. I would like input from others on how they made this happen when their home was not local to the hospital.
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