If you have ever had surgery, you would agree that having a compassionate helper afterward means everything and makes the aftermath to surgery go much better.
I want to share a personal story that might help you get the proper help after surgery.
I have had several exhausting cosmetic procedures in my life. Two liposuction procedures specifically that nearly killed me, the second time. Much to the detriment of many patients, Doctors do not offer much information about what a recovery period would require. Most plastic surgeons or cosmetic surgeons, may share a baseline of information about the do's and don'ts, but my experience has been that very few provide accurate accounts of the difficulties and precautions that one should take after surgery.
Here is a list of points that I encourage people to use, in preparation for recovery.
1. get the facts, clear and concise about pain, irregularities, and the length of time it might take (honestly) for the recovery.
2. Find out if you need medications, how to best obtain them, and if they will interfere with anything else, like other medications, your diet, or psyche.
3. Do you need a post surgical diet? Maybe you cannot eat what you are used to! Getting a nutrition plan for hasty recovery is overlooked and should be a key point in the recovery.
4. Emergency plans for the unexpected.
5. Counseling options for a miserable recovery.
After each surgery I have had, I was ,miserably depressed, in terrible pain, and had to have nursing assistance almost around the clock. I needed an escort to the bathroom, could not manage myself at all, and often needed help obtaining food, meds, and other household items.
My physicians had not adequately prepared me for the recovery. I was quite angry about it. I realized that many patients have the same experience.
Be aware of helping others or obtaining help that you need, if you are going to have surgery, especially cosmetic surgery.