Tomorrow I have to have a small procedure under general anaesthetic. I have been asked by the hospital who is at home and do I have someone to look after me. I've told them my husband is at home and has dementia. I have had to lie and tell them he can look after me. In truth I don't know if he can because I don't know what 'looking after ' I will need. I will only be having a light anaesthetic and expect to be released from hospital in about five hours, my daughter will be collecting me from the hospital and taking me home. If I tell them he can't look after me it will mean I can't have the procedure so I'm in a catch 22 situation. I'm just hoping everything will be fine and I will be able to carry on as normal when I get home. I will be away from home over lunchtime so I will leave a sandwich for him, he will just need to get himself a drink which he can do - if he remembers! Luckily no vital medication at lunchtime. I had originally wanted him to go to a local care home which offers day care but he refuses so I have no option but to leave him at home. To be honest he will probably sleep most of the time. I have a couple of ready meals to go in the microwave for our evening meal which I should be able to manage and he will be ready for bed about 7.30. I suppose my only concern would be If I had a medical emergency overnight but I have a Careline alarm I can use if necessary. Would anyone else have done the same in my position?