Will I need to get help returning home after surgery?
You need someone to drive you home, as you will have been under general anesthesia. Ideally, you will have someone to help care for you that first week or few days of recovery.
How long before I can resume swimming and running?
A month, possibly longer. Each case is a little different of course, but you will not want to stress the incision areas or invite infection. Light exercise may begin earlier, and Dr. Flugstad will know when to give you the go-ahead on light as well as strenuous exercise.