You can resume the type of diet you had before the surgery. Eating a balanced diet is important for proper wound healing. Your doctor or nurse will tell you if you need a specific diet or food consistency.
Your doctor will provide you with prescriptions for the medication you are taking
Comfort and Pain Management:
It is common to have a headache/pain after surgery, which may last a few days or a few weeks. You will get pain relievers prescribed to you by your doctor to relieve your pain. The medicine may irritate the stomach lining, and it is recommended to take it with a teaspoon of apple juice or skimmed yogurt. Pain medications (narcotics) may cause constipation. Use a stool softener if this happens.
Eye/face puffiness is common after surgery and may take a few days to a week to go away. Bruising may occur and will take 1-2 weeks to resolve. You may feel better if you sleep with two pillows under your head; Elevating your head will help reduce facial swelling.
You may feel more tired for 1-3 weeks after surgery.
Get plenty of rest.
Make sure to do a gentle activity, such as walking, every day.
You can resume intimacy when you feel good enough, but don't overburden yourself.
You must get clearance from your doctor before doing any heavy exercise/activity.
Activities to avoid:
Avoid straining, bending at the waist, and high-impact exercises such as running and lifting heavy objects (more than 5 kg) for at least two weeks after surgery.
Resuming work/driving/air travel: You must get permission from your doctor
Before returning to work, driving a car or flying.
Wound care / sutures:
You will likely be taken out with sutures/staples that are still in place.
You can shower within 24 hours after surgery, but do not wet the wounds until 7 days after surgery.
We recommend that you take a shower with someone in the bathroom to help you.
Wash, do not rub the wound. Do not submerge your head under water.
You can leave the wound open for air; However, you can cover the incision with a clean cap, scarf, or hat.
If you have an abdominal or groin incision, keep the area clean and open to air. Cover it with plastic wrap before showering.
You may gently wash your abdominal or groin incision with soap and water 5 days after surgery.
Follow up date:
Follow-up in the clinic two weeks after surgery
Call your doctor if you have any of the following
The appearance of a severe and persistent headache that is not relieved by medication and rest
Onset of increased drowsiness and confusion
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Appearance or worsening of visual problems
Onset or worsening of speech problems
Appearance or increase in weakness, numbness or tingling
Onset or worsening of seizures
Fever onset with more than 38.5 degrees, persistent chills, or stiff neck
Any redness, bleeding, heat, pain, or increased swelling around the wound
Shortness of breath, chest pain, pain or swelling on one side of the leg (lower limbs)