A friend of mine had serious shoulder surgery and has been horizontal on my sofa now for 36 hours. She is far from going home, it seems. Maybe in another 36 hours, when she’s due to return to the doctor’s office for bandage change and recheck, she’ll be ready to go home. I hope so. I am not a very competent nurse. But, in this case, I was all she had at the time. That’s a scary thought, to be all that someone has at the moment.