I respectfully asked for NO VISITORS at the hospital and when we got home. I felt very strongly that I owed it to my donor and all of the people who were waiting for an organ themselves to take the very best care of my new kidney from the start. Taking the BEST care of myself included resting and maintaining a germ free environment. I thought that my hubby posting to Caringbridge kept everyone informed and prevented disruption while I was healing. Asking for no visitors also prevents germs, colds, bacteria etc. from being passed to others in the hospital and transplant houses.