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Jennifer Heisler, RN

Faster Recovery After Surgery? It Is Possible!

By August 30, 2012

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Does recovering faster from surgery sound like a dream? It isn't.  The reality is that many patients don't follow the most basic rules for getting better quickly when they have surgery.

Let's start simply: take the time to learn the materials the doctor and hospital give you when you are discharged.  Seriously.  When they say no lifting anything over ten pounds, they do mean you! When they say no baths for a week after surgery--only showers are allowed--they really mean it!

Taking your pain medication as prescribed can slow down your recovery? True or False?

If you are having surgery, or you've had surgery and wondering how you can get well as fast as humanly possible, this article is for you: Ten Tips For a Faster Recovery From Surgery

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