Basically, the process of Training for Surgery involves common sense things, which anyone can do easily. An impending surgery weighs on your mind so heavily often that you forget all about those common sense things; it is a pity! Getting started is simple, though! Here are a few such things you can do easily.
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Talk to your doctor
A detailed medical evaluation is usually done when a condition you face requires surgery. Discuss the evaluation with your doctor to find out exercises, if any, you should avoid, or any you should pay special attention to.
Seven days of training can help you in your Recovery, even if your surgery is due in just a week. The longer you can train, the better would be the preparation.
Don’t overdo it
Since there is a definite cut off point, the date of the surgery, you may tend to push yourself too hard to get as fit and as fast as you can. That is a big mistake! Don’t overdo it!
Begin with gentle exercises and as your comfort levels increase, move on to higher levels. Don’t force the pace – that could lead to more harm than good. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
How long you exercise is as important as the type of workout. That does not mean pushing yourself to the point of exhaustion, which could be counterproductive. Increase the duration the way you increase the intensity – slowly and gradually.
Be as regular as possible doing your exercise – try to work out five or six days a week. If you miss a day, do not try compensating it the next day – you could hurt yourself doing extra time without knowing it.
Having company is nice
Since the reason for the training is a medical condition, having a friend along is a good safety net: they can spot signs of any new problems earlier than you do.
If your doctor has not given you any dietary advice, it probably means that there are no restrictions on what you can eat. However, controlling your diet can be very beneficial to your recovery. Ask the doctor if you can consult a nutritionist or dietician for advice on changes in food habits that will help you to prepare for surgery.
If you have been planning to give up smoking or reduce your alcohol intake, this is the right time to do it. Even a few weeks without these habits can make a difference to your overall health and ability to recover.
Talk to your insurance agent
As soon as you come to know you will be going in for surgery, talk to your insurance agent. You should get a clear pre-surgery picture of your coverage, the costs covered by the policy and the amount you will have to pay from your own funds. That will make you get ready forthe inevitable, with a better frame of mind.
The last thing you need is a hospital bill that would spell disaster. That kind of shock could slow down your recovery!