Surgery and operations can take their toll on the strongest of people, so quality time to recover, both physically and mentally, is crucial to getting back to life again. As a busy woman; you’ll probably put pressure on yourself to get back to your career, or taking care of your loved ones. However, rushing back to hard work will only delay your recovery and could cause further illness and injury in the future. Therefore, it’s vital that you’re kind to your body and mind during a recovery period, and give yourself enough time to heal properly. The following are some things to consider if you’re about to go for surgery, or are on the mend after an operation; hopefully, you’ll already have your feet up.
Rest Your Mind And Gather Your Thoughts
After you’re home postoperative; your sole focus needs to be on your comfort and well-being, so that your wounds and body can heal effectively. However, it can be a stress and strain on family life if you’ve been taken out of action for a while. Therefore it’s worth gathering the troops before and after your surgery and delegating tasks that will help you to relax and unwind. A positive mind and good mental health will assist with your physical recovery; so make sure that you have enough time to switch off and watch your favorite shows, read books and magazines, or meditate, to refresh and revive you.
Your family and friends will be more than happy to come over with meals and help you get used to everyday life again, so don’t be fearful of asking for their help, advice, and assistance. If you feel you’ve suffered during your time in hospital; seek out a reputable medical malpractice lawyer who will take care of the matter and ensure you are compensated correctly. Utilize all the help on offer around you, so that stress won’t affect how and when you get better. Talk through your feelings and know when to ask for help, and your recovery will go as smoothly as possible.
Nourish Your Body And Feel Fighting Fit Again
Feed your body with hearty, wholesome meals that will leave you full of energy to heal as quickly as possible. Fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts and legumes, not to mention a few treats (you deserve them), will help you get back on your feet in no time and you’ll feel the benefits inside and out. Indulge in regular pampering; take a bath (if you’re able), put a face mask on, and moisturize daily. Little routines will help you to feel good again, and treating your skin is a great way to give yourself a boost both physically and mentally.
Don’t push yourself too hard; try and stay motivated without over-doing it, as you don’t want to end up back in the hospital where you started. Being kind to yourself means that you look after your needs, even if that involves asking someone else to do the things you can’t. To get back to a healthy happy member of the family; make sure they’re a part of the process, and take all the time you need.
13 thoughts on “Be Kind To Yourself: Take Time And Fully Recover Post Surgery”
I am due surgery soon and pretty anxious. so thanks
I wish you a smooth recovery
Useful tips !
<3 Your support is beautiful!
Very wise words my friend. <3
Self love is so important and putting yourself first becomes crucial especially after an operation or a surgery.
Yes, good advice and thanks! We do need to give ourselves time to heal and regenerate.
So true, my friend, so true
that’s true. as a person who’s undergone surgery a few times, relaxing, body and mind, post operation is an important key to a faster and healthy recovery .
Good advice for men too. I learned not to rush things after my open heart surgery.
Yes. Little routines can be a good little lift sometimes. Happy weekend, Christy.
A brilliant post, and one I wish I’d read after my surgeries. The reminder to seek help/support and look after yourself is one we all need from time to time. Thank you for sharing :)