Practical Preparation for Your Operation
Coming in to the hospital can be a worrying time, talk to family and friends about going to hospital and how they can help. Don’t underestimate how tired you may be after surgery. Read the checklist below to help you prepare:
Get help for looking after children and pets. If you have significant problems looking after children talk to family, other resources are council and health visitor. Make sure your home and garden are secure and there are no important jobs done that are to be done.
If staying overnight think about toiletries, nightwear and comfortable clothes and footwear. It is important to get out of bed and get mobile soon after surgery. Those who do this recover quicker.
It may be easier to sleep downstairs etc.
Headphones, music, books, puzzles, mobile devices (and charger).
Apart from family and friends, make sure you have let your work colleagues know and booked time off work.