Preparing For Recovery
Preparing For Recovery
If your surgeon performs surgeries towards the end of the week, you should try to schedule your procedure closer to the weekend so you can have extra recovery time before returning to your normal activities.
Fill your prescriptions several days before surgery.
Arrange well in advance, 3-4 weeks for your aftercare help whether it be in your home, hotel or a facility.
Arrange transportation for the day of surgery and for follow-up appointments in advance. Patients are urged not to drive on the day of surgery or while taking pain medication.
Good nutrition is essential for a speedy recovery. Increase your protein, go organic and add supplements to aid in healing. Hydrate. You may be advised to discontinue some of the supplements prior to surgery.
Purchase any garments or special pillows in advance.
Stock your refrigerator with healthy easily digestible food.
Shop for the items your surgeon recommends the week prior to surgery.
You may become swollen or bruised from the procedure, talk to your surgeon about taking Arnica and Bromelain before and after surgery.
Post-operative recovery from surgery requires significant rest and inactivity. Our team at After, After Care will assist you with shopping, transportation, appointment setting and your post-op care.
Good morning Valerie I just open my phone and I see all these wonderful texts that you sent me. I still have a hard time reading my phone so I can’t wait for the next couple days when my vision is pretty much back to normal to read the quotes that you sent me. I just wanna let you know I’m doing really well and getting my strength every single day. Yesterday they remove the rest of the stitches and staples, so it was somewhat of a hard day. It really knocked me out. The doctor still does not want me talking so I have been really good about being quiet and resting especially now that Mark😍💜😍 is home. I just want to thank you again and once I’m able to really talk, I would love to call you and personally tell you again how much you meant to me and how incredible you were to me. And how well you got me recovered! Everybody said you are such a blessing in my life and I’m so lucky to have had you for those hard days. I hope you had a great week and I look forward to seeing you again soon.
“Not being a Los Angeles resident, I was concerned about who would be caring for me after surgery. The coordinator at my surgeon’s office recommended Valerie @ After, After Care. I gave Valerie a call and in a matter of minutes I felt an immediate kinship. I did not hesitate to schedule her for my week long stay in Beverly Hills after my surgery.”
Susan H/Scottsdale, AZ
“Valerie was waiting for me curbside when I arrived at LAX. She took me to get settled in my hotel and then we went for my pre-op at my surgeon’s office. The next morning she dropped me off for my surgery and was waiting for me when I woke up. It was very reassuring to have her there.”
Elaine W./Denver, CO