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  • How to Heal Faster after Surgery. No one likes to be laid up in bed after surgery. Follow

  • the advice on your "get well soon" card and be back to your old self in no time. You will

  • need A positive attitude A support system Pain-relieving medication Nutritious food

  • A routine A tranquil, odor free environment Exercise Physical therapy Patience and laxative

  • or extra fiber (optional). Always consult a physician before attempting to do any exercise

  • or exercise plan. Step 1. Maintain a positive attitude about yourself and your surgical

  • procedure. Thinking about wellness can have a dramatic affect on your recovery. Step 2.

  • Ask your doctor questions about what you can and cannot do during recovery. The rules of

  • recovery are critical knowledge. Step 3. Keep your incision clean and dry. Take pain relievers

  • as directed. If your pain lessens, lessen the dosage. Never increase your dosage without

  • first consulting your doctor. Step 4. Ask people you know to look in on you and support

  • you throughout your recovery. Some medications can cause constipation, so you may require

  • a mild laxative or additional dietary fiber. Step 5. Eat a nutritious, fiber-rich diet,

  • full of fruits and vegetables. After surgery, you can eat about 25 percent less than you

  • normally would, but once you increase activity, increase your caloric intake. Step 6. Develop

  • a daily routine and stick to it. A scheduled day helps you recover both mentally and physically.

  • Keep your environment tranquil and free of cigarette smoke, perfumes, and chemical odors.

  • Step 7. When you are strong enough, begin walking a few minutes a day, building until

  • you are able to walk at least 30 minutes easily and effortlessly. Studies show that even a

  • little bit of walking can dramatically improve the body's ability to heal. Step 8. Attend

  • the physical therapy sessions prescribed by your doctor. Step 9. Be patient with yourself

  • and your body. Surgery takes a toll on your emotional and physical health. In time, with

  • a healthy routine and a positive mind-set, your body will be fully healed. Did you know

  • In 1967, Dr. Christiaan Barnard, a surgeon from South Africa, transplanted the first

  • human heart.

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