Follow the doctor’s instructions – It is important to follow every instruction from your doctor on what you should and should not be doing after the surgery, there is a reason for every simple instruction. Even if you feel better, the internal healing may take longer.
Eat healthy and stay hydrated – Be sure to eat healthy and increase your water intake after a surgery to promote healing. you should be eating food rich with protein, fiber, vitamin c, b12 and iron.
Prevent infection and care for your incision – you can reduce the chances of getting an infection by washing hands frequently and taking antibiotics as prescribed. Check on your incision regularly and follow your doctor instructions to care and clean your incision. Avoid swimming during the recovery time. Sneeze or cough carefully, its recommended to apply pressure on the incision using a billow or even your hands to provide some support to the incision.
Manage your pain – Use the pain medication as directed by your doctor to stay ahead of your pain, this is the best you can do to have good pain control.
Follow up with your appointments after surgery – Attend all your follow up appointments with your doctor to make sure your incision is healing well after the surgery and to talk about any concerns you have.
Move around regularly – Moving around will help speeding your recovery, talk to your doctor about when you can start walking or perform light exercise. Walking improve the blood flow and prevent clots.