Any kind of surgery or even small medical procedures can bring in a lot of stress for the patient and well as their family members. Just the thought of staying in a hospital and coming under the knife instils fear in people. But in order to restore one’s health, it is necessary. And if you are in a trusted hospital with specialist surgeons and doctors, there’s no worry.
Not only surgery, but the post-surgery period is also difficult. After surgery, a patient is bound to think that something big has happened to him and that he is not more a healthy person and can never be.
This thought is very toxic and can hinder in the recovery process. Being mentally strong is as much important as the after-care routine including medicines and mobilization (wherever recommended). The patient should have the will to be better again and should be mentally prepared for the recovery process.
Family members should also keep this in mind and avoid sympathizing with the patients for their ‘poor condition’. They need empathy and not pity. Encourage them that they will be alright soon and enjoy life like everybody else.
A happy environment should be created at home and stressful things should be kept away from them for a while even if their surgery is not related to delicate organs like heart or brain.
To ensure this, keep a watch on how your relatives behave in front of the patient. Eat together with the patient and you can even take them out with the permission of the doctor.
So, don’t stress out and take it easy. If you have undergone a Surgery it is for the betterment of your health and life. Be positive that things will be fine soon and they will!