I don’t know about you, but I loathe the prospect of having surgery for anything! For some people, going into the operating theater can be a terrifying experience! While all of us can think of better and nicer things to do with our time then going “under the knife”!
The good news is that once you’re out of theater, you can then begin the healing process. Your body takes longer to heal any cuts or wounds the older it gets. And it’s essential that you don’t do anything that could jeopardize your recovery.
So, now that you’re out of the hospital, how can you recover from your surgery quicker? Here are some top tips that you will find both useful and practical:
Go somewhere peaceful and sunny
Believe it or not, the last place you should go is home. The only exception is if your abode matches the “peaceful and sunny” description!
It’s no secret that the sun helps us to lift our spirits and gives our bodies much-needed vitamin D. In case you’re wondering, it gets absorbed through your skin from natural sunlight.
If you live in a house with a large family in tow, the last thing you will get is peace and quiet. That’s why it makes sense to go and stay somewhere else for the time being.
Take it easy when you bathe
Depending on the surgery you had, your doctor may have told you not to wet the area around the wound. There are many reasons for this, one of which is that you could increase the risk for infection.
Sometimes, you might have to give yourself a sponge bath rather than a normal bath or shower. But, don’t worry; this is only a temporary arrangement until your wound heals itself.
Your doctor might also suggest you don’t use certain hair or skin care products. Be sure to check with them what you should and shouldn’t do.
Drink plenty of water
Our bodies need water for scores of different reasons. In this case, it’s a necessity to keep your body hydrated. That’s because some medicines have side effects that can leave you dehydrated.
Try to stick with room temperature water rather than anything that’s hot or ice cold. The reason for that is room temperature water better aids the digestive tract.
Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables
Are you a fast food addict? If so, you’ll need to give up your habit for now! Fresh fruit and vegetables can give your body the boost it needs to get better, quicker!
Avoid eating fried food. Instead, opt for items steamed or boiled. Doing so won’t kill off those much-needed nutrients your body craves.
Have some physical therapy
Last, but not least, you ought to consider some physical therapy. Why? Well, with some types of surgery, you can speed up the recovery process by doing so.
Be sure to discuss your options with a physical therapy expert or your doctor before you do anything! By following these top tips, you will give your body the best chance of recovering faster.