Do I need social and family support for my kidney transplantation?
Yes. You should have good family or social support at the time of kidney transplantation and after transplantation. For example - you will not be able to drive for few weeks and will require frequent visit to the hospital for lab testing and doctor follow-up.
It is important that your family and friends help you in taking care of some of the domestic activities such as grocery shopping, fixing meals, etc.
How long will I require social or family support after kidney transplantation?
It is preferable that you have some form of permanent support after your kidney transplantation.
You may require assistance for driving to doctor’s appointment for few weeks to 3 months after transplantation. Depending your condition - you may require for a longer period.
Based on your recovery, you will be able to drive by yourself around 1-3 months after kidney transplantation.