Recovery – Useful Tips

  • Relieving trapped wind – post surgery you may experience trapped wind which can be uncomfortable at the best of times! This wind occurs as a result of the C02 gas which is pumped into the body during surgery to enable the surgeon to get a good view of what they are dealing with. An effective method of release for this gas is PEPPERMINT TEA, GINGER ALE, CARROT JUICE. All of these products naturally help relieve gas, prevent discomfort and help aid recovery as trapped gas can also lead to constipation.
  • Coughing and Sneezing– It is useful to make sure that you have a small pillow handy after your surgery. They can be used to provide support for your stomach if you need to cough or sneeze and it is difficult to do these things without pulling the stomach and placing pressure on the wound.
  • Don’t over do it! Staying active is important for your circulation, strength and fitness levels post surgery but do not over work yourself. Lifting heavy objects, running, jumping, going to the gym etc. are NOT advisable. No mowing the lawn, vacuuming, any housework including washing up can strain the stomach muscles and prevent quick healing.
  • Keep Yourself Occupied- Read books, watch movies, do crossword puzzles, keep a diary, play board games, take up origami, complete a ‘teach yourself’ language course etc. NO MOWING THE LAWN, LIFTING SMALL CHILDREN, ANIMALS ETC, NO HOUSEWORK AT ALL!

Comments

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