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I know my friends want to visit me after my operation but I don't want them to see me until I come home. What should I say to them?
They probably want to show you how much they care about you but this will not help you if it's not what you want.
Why not talk to them and let them know how much you appreciate their concern. Say that you would definitely like to see them when you come home but you would prefer it if they didn't come to the hospital.
If they want to let you know how much they are thinking of you, ask them to send you cards, letters, emails and texts or call you in hospital when you are feeling ready to talk.
6th Mar 08 @ 20:54
but people who are really close to me, [and I mean really close to allow this to happen], I will invite them over for a couple of hours or so and spend the afternoon together which can be rather lovely and relaxing.
I do tend to e-mail/text alot whilst i'm out of action, I do try and phone sometimes I find that hard because I could of had a jaw op and things don't sound clear, not so nice for the other people on the other end of the line!