That's the usual routine, @Ceegee. Most well run hospitals have a list of activities that we have to accomplish before they can list us as fit for discharge.I was able to manage the stairs alone with no problem, from the first day (they wouldn't let me out of the hospital until I'd been up and down a staircase).
An excellent piece if advice. Well saidIf I were to do this again (over my dead body), I wouldn't worry about being alone if it was necessary. With a bit of prior planning, it's very doable, even with stairs.