Yes. During the first several days or weeks, depending on your progress, you'll need someone to assist you with meal preparation, dressing, bathing, etc. Family members or friends should be available to help, if possible. Preparing ahead of time can minimize the amount of help required. You can reduce the need for extra help by doing laundry, cleaning the house, completing yard work, putting fresh linens on the bed and preparing single-portion frozen meals before your surgery.