After a major surgery, it's essential that you manage your recovery sensibly to make a full recovery with as few complications as possible. Our GP home doctor service offers auxiliary nursing in Manilva to support you in your recovery once you leave the hospital.
Here are some of the biggest mistakes spotted by the nurses providing auxiliary nursing in Manilva as part of our GP home doctor service.
Becoming as active as you would usually be too quickly can set your recovery back a long way. If you try to do too much, too soon, you could end up causing yourself further injury which may not heal properly as your body will still be weak from surgery.
Before you leave the hospital, your surgeon will give you a list of do's and don'ts to assist with your recovery. Make sure you pay close attention to this advice. Auxiliary nursing in Manilva will also help you keep track of your recovery and update you on what your body should now be capable of.
People are often worried or scared about moving about after surgery. But once you've been told it's okay, it's vital that you avoid staying in bed all day. Staying laid down in bed can cause many issues including blood clots, ulcers, pulmonary embolisms and a weakening of your muscles.
Try to resist sleeping fatigue off during the day. Instead, if you start to feel sleepy, try moving around a bit as this will help you shake off some of the tiredness. Plus, the nurses we have providing auxiliary nursing in Manilva also say that keeping moving can help to speed up digestion - which is crucial, as your bowel will often become sluggish after a significant operation.
Many people shrug off pain medication because they're worried about its addictive qualities. Some decide to avoid pain relief because they're concerned it'll make them constipated, nauseous, or woozy. But our nurses always advise that not taking your medications as prescribed can cause issues.
Part of auxiliary nursing involves making sure you know how and when to take your medicine. Not knowing this information can lead to incorrectly taking your medication and this can interfere with your sleep, appetite and mobility. All of this can add up to make your healing process much more difficult.
Your health team will advise you when the time is right to come off your medication.
If you feel queasy or constipated, it's normal that you may not be in the mood to eat or drink. But it's vital to refuel your body for it to heal effectively. Eating will help keep your energised and drinking will keep your hydrated enough to aid your recovery.
Remember, the nurses we have providing auxiliary nursing in Manilva are on hand to support you as you recover from major surgery at home. Make sure you follow their advice for a speedy and healthy recovery.