Recovering is, perhaps, what makes the better part of the surgery. If proper measures and precautions are not taken post-surgery, the chances of the illness or ill-condition coming back significantly rises. How many times have we come across stories of the ill coming back due to lack of proper rest post-surgery? Let that not happen to you or to anyone in your family who has just undergone a surgery.
We understand it can be difficult to know what to do and what not, in such a situation. After all, it is not every day that one needs to get a surgery done. So, for your better understanding and implementation, we have come up with a few helpful and effective tips that will serve your best interests to help your family member recover real quick.
Move the sleeping place
A surgery, usually, confines the person to the bed; in other words, it becomes really tedious for them to move around independently. In case the patient’s bed is a little away from the washroom, try and get it closer. That way, they will not have to struggle to get on their feet for an issue as petty as nature’s call. Also, take care that the patient’s bed is accessible to other family members too, just in case any help is required. Meals can be served on the bed till they are able to walk around and move on their own.
Install necessary equipment
Get the required equipment necessary for recovery till the stage lasts. For example, a knee replacement surgery or that of any other bone in the leg may need the patient to walk around with some sort of crutch to lean upon, a walker mostly. You can avail these instruments on rent, or purchase them entirely depending on the duration of the need. Make sure that the patient can easily reach out to these equipment by themselves when no one is around.
Get rid of clutter
The most important change to be done in the house for the patient is decluttering. Being highly underrated, decluttering is good not just for recovering patients, but also for healthy individuals as well. Enough cannot be stressed about the importance of the same. A patient, after surgery, brings with them a baggage of unavoidable and necessary stuff which includes medicines, prescriptions, and recovering equipment. Make a place to store this necessary stuff by getting rid of unwanted clutter lying around your house.
Back to the routine
Be very specific when enquiring about the recovery phase of your family member. Ask questions as to when they can get back to their normal routine now that the surgery is done and successful. Move according to what the doctor says, and abide by it. If necessary measures are prescribed, follow them, and stay away from the ones asked to avoid. Slowly and gradually start bringing the patient back on track, once the recovering phase is over.
Have a help
It is not practically possible to render one whole family person in the service of the patient day in and out. Everyone is tied up in some engagement or the other. The best solution here is to hire a help that is willing to spend the required number of hours with the patient and attend to them at all times. This will take a lot of responsibility off your shoulders, and will also ensure complete and undivided attention for the patient.
Taking extra care of your family member post-surgery is all that it takes to improve their health. Regular check-ups and follow-ups with the concerned doctors go without saying. A detailed look into the matter in the recovering phase may even bring to notice some other aspects that went overlooked before. Contribute actively to making your home a better place for your recovering family member.
Along with altering and making suitable changes in your home, it is also very important that you take care of yourself too. Have a good diet with proper exercise so that you don’t fall short in providing help that may be needed. It is at this time of need that an individual relies on their family the most. See to it that you are of the best help, and become the strongest pillar of support aiding their speedy recovery.