There are many health complications that could result in surgery. No matter how small or big the procedure the recovery process will take time, and more importantly it can be difficult. You need to take care of your body and your recovery process so that you can get back on your feet faster than before. Your family needs you, but they need you to heal correctly so that you don’t experience further pain or hardship. To improve your post-op recovery, remember to follow these steps to stay patient with yourself.
Be Careful of Opiate Addiction and What to Do if It Happens
The most famous and dangerous of all opiates is heroin. Now, while your doctor won’t prescribe you heroin to manage your pain, that doesn’t mean the other opiate options you will be given are any less dangerous. Dilaudid, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl are all common prescription painkillers, and they can be very easy to become addicted to. If you find you cannot stop your craving after your prescription ends, even if your pain has gone away, then you must commit yourself to a therapeutic drug rehab program immediately. Your kids deserve to have a mother who is there for them, and opiate addiction can quickly become out of control.
Explain to Your Children What Your Recovery Process Will Be Like
The younger your children are, the less they will understand what you are going through, they will also have an underdeveloped ability to empathise. By sitting down and explaining to them what you are going through, how it makes you feel, and what they can do to help you, it can ease them into your recovery process. You don’t want them to get overly excited and jump on your midsection after you had a delicate operation, for example, and by explaining and reminding them on a regular basis, you can minimise damage.
Commit to Your Post-Recovery Process
Just as your children need to be more careful with how they treat you, so too do you need to be more careful with how you treat yourself. Be patient with your healing process. Yes, being a mother is difficult, and when you cannot be as fast as you need to be, or as strong, or even just as durable, it can be frustrating. Rather than risk hurting yourself, rely on your friends and family. You need everyone on board so that you can safely heal.
Improve Your Diet and Habits to Become Healthier Than Ever
Another way you can improve your recovery is by improving your diet. Start to cut out unhealthy items and eat nutrient-rich foods. When your body is healthy, it will be much easier to heal. Use this as an opportunity to improve your household’s diet, and you have the chance to turn your surgery into a new, healthy start for everyone.
Surgery is not easy to recover from. You need to be patient with yourself and to watch out for any signs of infection so that you can get back on your feet and go on being a great mum.