What to Know Before Surgery

July 18th, 2016

Surgery can be a scary thing, especially if it is our first time experiencing it. Millions of people around the world require surgery to fix an issue or problem that has come up due to an accident or other medical reason. Remember, you are not alone. One of the things you can do to prepare you for surgery is to maintain a positive mindset. Keeping calm and having an optimistic outlook can help you ease into the surgery and make a quick recovery. As the surgery date approaches, perhaps your nerves get a little stronger – that’s normal. Talk about your concerns with family, or write down any questions you have thought of prior to your surgery date. Listening to others and how they dealt with their surgical experiences can often be of comfort knowing that someone else has gone through the same thing. Having your questions answered by a professional in the field is often reassuring knowing that they care about your quality of life and well being.

Before your operation you should also have everything planned accordingly for the before and after. You will most likely require transportation to and from the surgery center on the day of your surgery. Ask a family member or friend to take you to the surgery location so that you arrive there on time and are able to leave safely. Ask more than one person for a ride. Always have a plan B in the works in case something unexpected comes up with your first option.

If you live alone and know that your surgery will inhibit you from performing your daily activities, ask for a caregiver. Having a caregiver around will help make the recovering process much easier and stress free. You can relax and focus on healing and know that you have already taken the steps to ensure the rest is covered.

Keep your diet and health as optimal as you can by consuming healthy foods and refrain from smoking or drinking. Tobacco and alcohol products can alter the way treatment effects your body compared to if you were free of these toxins. It also increases the overall risk of the surgery. So if you want to have a positive mindset, set aside the cigarettes and booze for a few weeks – and if you can’t, be honest with your doctor. They will make the appropriate adjustments to ensure your surgery goes as smoothly as possible.

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