Elizabeth, I think Gemstone offers some really good advice. It there anyway you can get a port a potty, I don't know if that is what this is called or not, but it will go right over your existing toilet and make it higher, they you may be able to get up and down on your own. My MIL had one after all of her surgeries so she could use the bathroom on her own. We helped her in and out of the shower, but she always dressed and undressed in the shower. I would attach ribbon with a safety pin to each side of your pants and then you can pull your pants up on your own. But if they are saying you need 6-8 weeks to recover, take it, you will be healthier in the long run, especially since they are cutting through the abdominal wall, and that will take a lot out of you. I had laproscopic surgery done for my gall bladder and it was 6 weeks before I could return to work, not normal for most but that way for me because of my job. So take your time and heal, just focus on eating right and maybe ask your doctor when it's ok to start walking. Hope everything goes well on the surgery and hope you come out cancer free. Congrats on all of the weight you have lost. Keep up the good work.
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