Open heart surgery is one of the most invasive kinds of surgeries a person can have. Whether they are doing a heart bypass or adding a pacemaker, open heart surgery is very hard on the body. This is major surgery. You need to focus on taking care of yourself.
You know you won’t be able to drive yourself home. If you drive yourself there and arrange transportation home, then your car is parked in a public place, possibly owing parking fees to boot. How do you get it back after you are better? If you aren’t driving yourself home, you shouldn’t drive yourself to the hospital either. You will be much less stressed out if you just go ahead and arrange medical transportation to the hospital to begin with.
In addition to the stress of wondering if someone will break into it or steal it, there can be costs involved in leaving your car there. Parking fees alone can add up over time. However, a more serious concern is the possibility of it being towed or impounded. That will cost you both money and hassle. Who needs that after having open heart surgery?
Medical transportation is the logical answer. It reduces your stress and worry and you know up front how much the bill will be. It can be less than the cost of having your car stolen or ticketed, towed and impounded. Instead of worrying about those possibilities or living through the aggravation of such events, you can have someone take proper care of you en route to the hospital and then en route home again.
Medical transportation can free you up worry only about getting well, which is enough worry in its own right. It can make sure you are in a properly clean vehicle going both to and from the hospital. It can mean you are properly monitored in case of complications. I can mean an overall reduction in your stress levels during an especially stressful time.
Driving yourself risks getting in a car wreck. Taking public transit exposes you to crowds, germs, the possibility of being injured, the possibility of getting lost and other serious risks during a vulnerable time in your life. Neither of these options makes sense. If something goes wrong, they can both lead to very serious problems. These serious problems can add up to much bigger expenses than the cost of medical transportation.
The cost of medical transportation can be thought of as a small price to pay to protect yourself from a long list of risks. It can buy you peace of mind and a better recovery. The value of that cannot be overstated.
When you are having such a serious health event, it makes no sense to cut corners. You need to do a cost-benefit analysis that looks at getting you the best possible outcome for a reasonable price, not what has the lowest initial sticker price. At a time like this, trying to cut costs in a way that undermines your health and recovery process is likely to be the most expensive answer in the long run. The cheapest solution will be the one that helps you recover both well and rapidly, so you can get back in the game. For a great many people, medical transportation is part of that optimal scenario.