When You Go Home After Your Surgery
It is crucial that you follow the guidance of your surgeon on how to manage and take care of the dressing.
Positioning your body correctly when sitting and lying down after your surgery is very important. Follow your surgeon’s instructions on how best to position yourself in order to ease the pain and support proper healing.
Strenuous exercise may have to be limited for a minimum of 6 weeks after your surgery. You may also need time off from work in order to facilitate the healing process. Your surgeon will advise you about your activity, the time you may need for proper recovery according to your particular situation and when you can return to work or to your usual household chores.
Healing can be a slow and gradual process, and it can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months until you fully recover. However, most people are generally content after a surgery.
It is important that you keep up with a nutritious and healthy diet, and regular exercise in order to maintain the outcome.
We wish you a speedy recovery.
Please also read the information on Prepare for your Hospital Stay