You’ve had your surgery, all has been deemed right in regards to your health again and you’ve been discharged from hospital. You can’t, however, seem to shake off the ill feeling that the medical attention you received has left you with, and you can’t help but feel worse than you did before.
It’s natural to feel weak after surgery, no matter how big or invasive yours was. You can speed up your recovery, though, as there are things to do that’ll build your strength up in no time. Here are a few of the things that you can be getting on with:
Drink a lot of water
Water is absolutely critical for recovery, so make sure you’re getting your fair share of it. It’ll keep your blood flowing, something that is crucial when a part of your body has just gone through the trauma of injury and the shock of surgery; it’ll carry nutrients to your stricken body part that’ll help it to grow back to full strength; and it’ll send oxygen to your joints, something that is especially crucial if you have been kept inactive by your injury and surgery. It’s really quite simple, drop the pop, the fizz, the juice and the booze, and pick up a bottle of water instead!
What is just as important as consuming water is making sure that you are eating foods that are packed full of the nutrients that are key to a healthy recovery. Specifically, this means that you should be putting foods that are high in protein, vitamin C, and calcium as a high priority on your shopping list and that you should be resolving to include them in your diet plans for the foreseeable future. Even once you’ve fully recovered, it won’t hurt for you to carry on eating right in this way.
Being in hospital can cause muscle loss, which makes consuming HMB pivotal. This is a metabolite of the amino acid, and it helps to prevent muscle breakdown like nothing else. So, make sure you’re getting your fair share of it. This can be included into your healthy diet.
Take serious action if something doesn’t seem right
If something doesn’t seem right, i.e., you take months or even years to feel better after surgery, or your actual pain feels severely worsened after the procedure, then you need to contemplate taking serious action. Specifically, you need to, first, make a medical negligence claim in order to fight for what is rightfully yours, and second, If you feel like you need it, then you need to demand further medical attention. Acting in this way is the only way you are going to get the peace of mind that is needed to facilitate recovery, as well as the continued physical support that is pivotal to it.
After you have surgery, you can’t allow yourself to believe that everything is fixed. From the moment you are discharged, you have to take it upon yourself to be proactive in the way that you recover. Only then will you be able to get back on track and be top of your game once again.