What to Do Before and After Surgery
October 20th, 2014
One of the toughest parts of any Rhode Island personal injury case is the road to recovery. Whether it is a RI car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall or medical malpractice, regaining one’s independence and health is a difficult and potentially lengthy process.
In some cases, surgery may be an important step in getting a life back on track. That in mind, it is worth discussing what to do before and after an operation.
Before a surgery, it is important to have all the details regarding what the procedure will do to improve your overall health. Make sure to arrange transportation to and from the medical facility with a friend or family member, and avoid driving yourself in for the procedure, or having to rely on the medical center for transportation after. Make sure to comply with doctor’s orders pre-surgery. While you may want to continue taking over-the-counter medication or eat during the time you are supposed to fast, it can cause complications during the surgery. Finally it is important to avoid actions that may lead to surgical site infections. Tips from the Centers for Disease Control can be found here.
Afterwards, make sure you are clear on the steps to recovery. What actions you should take, what activities you should avoid, and what food and drink you should stay away from are all important things to keep in mind. Ask your doctor for an estimated calendar to recovery. Having a rough idea of how long it will take to recuperate can help you track your progress and prevent setbacks.
The RI personal injury lawyers at the Bottaro Law Firm are committed to helping you get your life back on track after a serious accident. If you need help dealing with a case, feel free to contact us.