Okay, most people aren’t considering the holidays as the perfect time for undergoing a surgery with an extended recovery time. We get it. You’d rather be spending time with friends and family, and to be honest, trimming the Christmas tree with care sounds a lot better than laying in a hospital bed or recovering on the couch while everyone else is out having fun, but bear with us. We have a few compelling reasons to consider having surgery over the holidays.
Insurance deductibles reset on the first of the New Year, so if you have met your deductible or are close to meeting it, it makes good financial sense to go ahead and have the surgery before the end of the year to take full advantage of your health insurance.
So, if you want to save a few dollars – or a lot of dollars – consider scheduling your surgery over the holidays.
Also, many people get paid vacation over the holidays. You can combine your paid vacation with your paid sick leave to allow yourself ample time to recover before going back to work. The value of being able to rest, recuperate and rehab with no distractions cannot be overstated. You need as close to a stress-free environment as possible during those early days.
Your friends and family love you, and they would like to be there for you in your time of need. Unfortunately, they’re busy. They have obligations to family, friends, work, church, etc. Fortunately, people have free time over the Holidays in which to visit family and friends, and you can be assured that you will be at the top of the list. Give them a chance to pamper you and they will.
You see? There are reasons to get have a surgery performed over the holidays, but you should also consider how you will feel being laid up over the holidays as well. At MSA, we put our patient’s needs first. Contact us today to set up a consultation to determine what is best for you!