Ask Away...: Staying Comfortable After Surgery

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Staying Comfortable After Surgery

Receiving much-needed surgery for weight loss or procedures made to enable your body to get back to health can be a scary time. The recovery period is important into a quick and healthy healing process. Each person will be different in their recovery period, everyone has different expectations from their healing. Bodies all heal differently some quicker than others, go at your own pace to recover.
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Having a healthy and balanced diet ensures you get the right nutrients to stay healthy, get into a routine of eating healthy snacks and staying hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will help combat the tiredness and extra energy needed to heal. Eating healthy and drinking plenty will surprise you into seeing how much difference this will help your body.
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If the surgery was to help with weight loss then reading up on how to maintain a positive attitude mentally is so important, These tips are great for enabling you to remain upbeat and loving yourself as well as taking good care of yourself.

Learning to sleep whilst recovering is crucial, before surgery look into what the best option for you is. If you can sleep in a separate room on a lengthy recliner is worth looking into, sleeping on your back will help tremendously. Pillows and cushions are great for prepping your back up when not sleeping. If you are a side sleeper, the use of pillows can cushion your side if you really have to side sleep.

Remaining comfortable when it comes to dressing is a tricky area, you want to be able to move freely and with ease. The other issue is not wanting the wound to rub or get sore waist extenders are perfect for relieving pressure around the stomach area. If you've had a keyhole or invasive surgery this is great too allowing you to wear clothes that are still fashionable but comfortable.

When you’re feeling up to it slow walks are a step to facilitating your recovery, it gets your circulation running and prevent joints from stiffening. Before you do any walking double check with a doctor or surgeon as you don't want any setbacks. Obviously, don’t go out on your own, have someone who can assist you even when it's a short distance, you may get dizzy and require someone to hold onto. Don't walk uphill or long distance, let the walk be short enough to keep your heart rate and a reasonable rate, sticking to flat services will be perfect.
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Even if you are careful to be sure to take on all doctor's advice, even if you feel your recovery is going well. Don’t get ahead of yourself and set yourself backward. Time is the perfect healer and if you feel the slightest discomfort when it comes to moving or walking know your limits and stop. Don’t put pressure on yourself to recover quickly.

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