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Following surgery, it is important that you follow your doctor's recovery care instructions to the tee. However, there's a significant chance that your doctor didn't tell you everything you need to know. During normal business hours, he or she is probably quite busy and can't take your calls, and after hours, you probably can't get ahold of them. That's where we come in!
There are some general tips that are best practices for after surgery recovery. The most important one is to follow the doctor's instructions as closely as you can! In fact, this is probably the only one that really matters, or at least, it trumps all the other tips. Still, here are a few things that you can do to speed up your recovery time and make it as painless as possible.
Make sure that you care for your wound to prevent infection. If you had robotic surgery, then you probably have a very small wound. Still, surgical wounds can become infected on the inside and the outside. Make sure to wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer after coming into contact with surfaces and objects, especially before touching your incision.
Also, be sure to inspect your wound daily. It may not be the most pleasant thing you've ever done, but you should be analyzing your surgical wound at least twice a day, if not more! In some instances, this may not be possible for you, or you might use a mirror. If you can't assess your wound yourself, then you should have someone else do it for you. Look for discharge, discoloration, inflammation, and any bad smell coming from the wound, as these would all indicate infection.
Another general tip for aftercare treatment for surgery is to just be sensible. For example, be careful about how you cough and sneeze, don't over-exert yourself and be sure that you eat and drink properly. Often, surgical patients in recovery won't have an appetite, and they won't eat. However, eating and staying hydrated will help you to heal faster and avoid many potential complications.
If you are seriously concerned about your wound, then you should probably visit the ER or go to your doctor right away. If you are experiencing bleeding, difficulty breathing, vomiting, or trouble urinating, then you are experiencing symptoms of infection. In these cases, get help immediately!
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