Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing


Heal Your Body Correctly After Surgery

by Sara Stringer

The Hardest Part Is Done


You are such an amazing organism. Your body has survived heart surgery while being cut by knives, lasers, and more. Surgeons, nurses, and others in the medical field who have taken ACLS courses will be helping you to get better. We know that you may not have felt any pain during the process; however, we can assure you that blood and your insides were a part of the equation.

Surgery is one of the most complex tasks being done on the face of this Earth. It is time for your body to complete the end of the process. Yes, we have placed the responsibility on your body; you also have to join in on the effort. Please keep reading to learn more about what it takes to recover from surgery correctly.

Attend Post Surgery Appointments

Your healing results will need a professional inspection that is there to make sure everything is functioning properly. Attending your follow-up appointment is vital to your healing success. Your physician can use the proper tools and materials to analyze your body correctly so that future problems are avoided.

Use Your Energy Wisely

Your body uses a certain amount of energy every day. It is determined by various aspects like your diet and sleep cycles. You need to be aware of the amounts of energy that your body is using.

This may sound like a superpower to most people, but everyone is capable of doing this correctly. Here is a list of activities that cause you to use energy in irresponsible ways.

  • Yelling
  • Fighting
  • Crying
  • Engaging in harmful drugs
  • Intercourse
  • Doing intense workouts

Most of these activities require your body to use its energy in ways that are not specifically beneficial toward your healing process. Healing an incision requires your body to isolate energy and cells to rebuild and nurse certain areas. Activities like fighting and doing intense workouts may cause sporadic movements that tear repaired tissue. Actions like crying and yelling may alter your hormonal levels while your body tries to regulate your lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system needs to work properly for this specific purpose.

Sanitation Is Your Key to Comfort

There are so many horror stories out there of individuals who have caught infections because of sanitation problems throughout their healing process. Bacteria and other pathogens are prone to invading your healing incision. That is why proper washing instructions are given to you when you are discharged from the hospital.

Do everything you can to make sure that you are taking the extra steps to complete your washing routine. You should know that light pain is normal throughout the process. This pain should decrease over time. Incisions need oxygen to heal. This means that you should give your incision proper air-drying time along with your medications to ensure that it is clean and safe.

Healthy Eating Is Healthy Healing

Healthy eating is another vital part of the equation that lots of individuals may overlook. Healthy vegetables, fruits, and nutrients are some of the necessities for a healing body. Your healthy diet will help you to produce the energy that is needed to increase proper cell functioning, regulate hormones, create antibodies, and more. Here is a list of healthy foods that are highly recommended for people who are healing from surgeries.

  • Greek Yogurt – Greek yogurt is seen as a food that provides healthy bacteria so that your body’s systems are regulated properly
  • Blueberries – Blueberries provide antioxidants that create healthy oxidative cells
  • Fish – Foods like fish provide healthy fats and oils that induce proper gland functioning
  • Avocados – Avocados are another good source of healthy fats and oils that gives your organs and skin more elasticity for proper functioning

Avoid Creating Bad Habits

Bad habits can be seen as actions that make you use energy unwisely. Undergoing surgery also makes you more susceptible to becoming too dependent on pain medications. Your doctor will give you the medication that you need to heal comfortably and efficiently. Please do not abuse them. After a certain amount of time, you should feel little to no pain. This can be used as a sign that you are healing properly. Please consider this fact as you are healing your body according to your own needs.

About the Author

Sara Stringer is freelance writer who enjoys writing about natural health alternatives. In her spare time, she enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle through swimming and practicing yoga.

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