Doctors perform so many surgeries in a year and they range from the nervous system surgeries to the cardiovascular system surgeries, from the eye surgeries to the digestive system surgeries. These surgeries fall under the major or the minor category. Here are the dos and the don’ts of the after surgery as you try to get your life back to normal.
Even after a major surgery, there are people that cannot wait to leave the hospital. That being said, you should stay in the hospital for as long as you can so that you can give the doctor tome to monitor your progress and make the transition easier. You could have some stitches, depending on the kind of surgery that you had, that can impact your driving ability, not to mention the medication that you have been taking and that is why you should ever drive yourself home when it is time to go home.
When you get home, you will realize that the movements are a challenge, and this is why you should mover things from your way and bring the ones that you need closer before you go for the surgery. Many people ignore the warning about lifting heavy things, more than 10 or 15 pounds, and you should not. This is because this here, is the other thing that will slow down your recovery proves. You will most likely get some pain killer prescription, which you should take as prescribed to avoid the pain medication addiction that will be hard to kick off the addiction and get back to normal. Your doctor will tell you when you are clear to take a bear or a glass of wine after the long day work.
You may notice that there is more pain that normal, pus oozing or bleeding after a time of bandaging and these are some common signs that you have an infection. It is always better to be safe than sorry, and that mean that you should always reach out to the doctor if you feel that there is something that is not right. You should also never miss the follow-up appointment. There are some dietary restrictions that the doctor may give you after the major surgery. It is really hard to avoid constipation with some of the major surgeries. The doctor may recommend laxatives, and you should also be vigilant with fiber intake and drinking of water. Last but not least, while you may be tempted to get things back to normal as soon as possible, you should not.