July 2014 Newsletter
The summer can be a great time to schedule a surgical procedure but sometimes the hardest part about recovery is simply TAKING IT EASY! For active people, this can be especially difficult. Everyone has families, jobs and activities they are excited to get back to or maybe even want to try now with their new bodies. However, proper rest is a key ingredient of a successful recovery. See below for more tips and information about recovering after surgery.
- The combination of pain medications and sitting still can be difficult on your system. Many people struggle with constipation and stomach discomfort. Drinking plenty of fluids can help.
- Drinking water is good for more than just your complexion! Healthy skin head to toe helps with scar management, healing time and beautiful results.
Walk It Off
- Good news if you can’t stand the sitting around part of recovery…walking is good for you too. Keep it gentle, though! Slow, easy laps through the house will help get your blood circulating and start “waking up” your body.
Seek The Shade
- Since you’re being told to rest and take it easy, a day napping by the pool probably sounds pretty great. Be cautious and keep those incisions covered!
- No swimming in a pool, lake, or hot tub until incisions are completely closed and your doctor has given you the thumbs up!
Take Your Time!
- The gym and your workout routine will be there in a few weeks when you’re feeling your best, don’t push it. You will not lose all your progress by taking an appropriate amount of time off to heal.
- Enjoy your family. Play some board games with the kids. Catch up on that book you’ve been meaning to read. Watch movies. And when you’re ready, go for walks and enjoy a sunset. The summertime really can be a beautiful season to take some time off and slow down.
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