Post-Op: Getting Back On Your Feet

Recovering after an operation can be difficult. Even if you only had to go under the knife for a short amount of time, you will find that getting back into your normal routine once you get home will take some time. And this whole recovery process can be increased somewhat if you have had to undergo a very serious operation.


Thankfully, it is totally possible to get back on your feet as quickly as possible after you have had an operation. You just need to follow these useful tips!

Get Ready To Sleep

One thing is for certain, no matter what type of operation you’ve had – your body will be ready to sleep in the first few days. And it’s a good idea to let it do so! The op will have taken a lot out of your body, so it will need plenty of sleep to restore its energy levels. So, don’t try and fight the urge to sleep – even if it is the middle of the day! Simply have a lie down on the sofa and have a quick nap!

Be Wary Of Coping Mechanisms

Some people develop some dangerous coping mechanisms during their recovery period, and it is important to try and stay away from these. For instance, some people find comfort in alcohol and end up at rehab facilities like to help cope with an addiction. Ideally, though, you should stay well away from alcohol and other dangerous substances until you have completed your recovery period and are no longer taking medication.

Keep The Snacks Close

Another way you can help your body get back to its usual energy levels is to ensure you are regular eating. And that’s the green light to start snacking! However, you will need to make sure that you are eating healthy and nutritious food that will give your body everything it needs. Try to stay away from sugary, fatty, and salty foods. As you won’t be able to exercise straight after your op, you will find it difficult to burn off any excess calories. Here is a complete list of some very healthy snacks:


Move When Possible

Even though you won’t be able to exercise too much, you should still try and move as often as possible. This will help your body stay supple and will encourage blood to get to all of your extremities. Going for a short walk at your normal pace should be a great way to exercise without exerting yourself.

Use Your Support Network

I’m sure that your friends and family will be there for you and will provide a great support network. It’s important that you do actually use this network to help you get on your feet as quickly as possible. Some people often feel too proud to rely on their friends and family, but their support can be a great step on your journey to full recovery.

Hopefully, all of these tips can help you get a speedy recovery!