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. While not every surgery that is performed can be categorized as major surgery, there are a number of them that fall under this category. Here are the dos and the don’ts of the after surgery as you try to get your life back to normal.
While generally people are staying for less time in the hospital because of the medical advancements, there are those that can’t wait to get out of the hospital even after the major surgery. This however is wrong because it denies the doctors time to monitor your progress and make the transition as resay as possible. 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. The doctor will usually tell you to avoid lifting things that are more than 10 or 15 pounds heavy, and this is something that you should not ignore. This is because these are among the things that are capable of slowing down the healing process. The recovery process will involve lots of pain, and this is why you will get some pain killer prescriptions which you should uses as prescribed to avoid an addiction. Pain prescription do not mix well with alcohol and this is something that you should therefore avoid.
There are various signs of infection that you should watch out for including pus, too much pain and bleeding even after being bandaged for a whole. To make sure that you don’t have another issue to deal with, you should get your doctors help as soon as possible if you notice them. You should also never miss the follow-up appointment. You should remember to talk to the doctor about the dietary restrictions too. It is really hard to avoid constipation with some of the major surgeries. The doctor may recommend laxatives, and you should also take fiber and were to take care of this. Last but not least, while you may be tempted to get things back to normal as soon as possible, you should not.