Neurosurgery is going to take some time to recover from. You're not going to be able to bounce right back into your day-to-day activities immediately. It may take weeks or even months before patients are feeling back to normal.
The following are five things that you should probably take care of before brain surgery to make your recovery easier and more comfortable:
Give your home a good cleaning
You know how much more comfortable and relaxing your home feels when it's organized and clean. Most likely, you're not going to feel like cleaning for quite a while after your operation.
It's therefore a good idea to give your home a thorough cleaning before the operation. This way, you won't have to worry about cleaning for a while and you'll be able to relax after the operation and start your recovery off on the right foot.
Do your laundry and make sure you have a lot of clean towels
Laundry is another task that you're probably not going to feel like doing or even be able to do after your operation. You therefore should prepare for your operation by doing your laundry.
Put extra emphasis on washing comfortable clothing like pajamas because you're probably going to be spending a few weeks at home as part of your recovery plans.
Make sure you have clean sheets and towels available as well. Frequently changing sheets and towels will keep you clean and help prevent infection problems while you're recovering.
Stock up on groceries
After brain surgery, you're not going to be driving for a while and you won't be able to go out and buy groceries. You'll therefore want to stock up before the operation.
Try to buy healthier food for your recovery time and realize that you're probably going to have a bigger appetite than usual. As part of brain surgery recovery, patients are often prescribed steroids. One side affect of steroids is increased appetite.
Consider putting some kind of shower seat in your bathroom
Right after your operation, you may have trouble standing up for a long enough period of time to get through a shower. You therefore might want to prepare your home by finding a bath stool to put in your shower to make bathing easier right after your surgery.
Go out and have a good time
Brain surgery will typically wipe out a patient for quite a while. You're probably not going to feel up to going out and socializing until you've had time to recover. Therefore, it may be a good idea to do something you enjoy with friends and family before the procedure.Share
15 November 2017
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