Families who live within driving distance of St. Louis may choose to drive there and back. Bring lots of pillows to use for your back on the way home, and if the drive is very long, it may be a good idea to split up the journey into multiple days and book a hotel.

If you’re returning home after PERCS, ice packs may be helpful.

(Note that if you’re an adult pursuing surgery for yourself, you should not drive yourself home. Most people take at least 2 to 4 weeks to begin driving again.)