Don’t Let Knee Surgery & Surgery Recovery Get You Down
Most people think surgery will solve their problems quickly and easily. In certain situations, this proves more accurate than in others. Knee surgery, for instance, will temporarily reduce your mobility, impair your ability to do things you always could, and make your more dependent on loved ones. This will extend well beyond your initial surgery recovery at Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness. This can be frustrating both physically and mentally. You need to prepare yourself for long-term surgery recovery. By following these simple tips, you will get back to your old self after knee surgery recovery.
Follow Your Surgeon’s, Doctor’s, and Physical Therapist’s Advice
This sounds like an obvious no-brainer, but it would surprise you to know how many people take things seriously during initial surgery recovery only to lose their way once they are on their own. The first few days after surgery, you will find it easy to listen to your doctor’s advice. Either they just told you, they are still with you, or your Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness private duty nursing team remind you of the doctor’s orders.
During long-term recovery, however, you need more self-discipline. You can easily forget or lose sight of the importance of your doctor’s instructions or your physical therapy routine, but this will slow your development. You may never get back your full range of motion, or you can cause unneeded mental and emotional strain.
Stay Mentally Resilient
A physical surgery can have severe mental effects and repercussions if you let it get to you. You will find it difficult to do all the things you once did. For a period of time during your surgery recovery, you will find it difficult to walk, move up and down steps, and maybe even sit. You may need a loved one to take care of you, and this can put a strain on your relationships with them.
No one wants to be a burden on someone they love, and surgery can often make us feel like we are just that, a burden. You need to remember that you are not a burden. In fact, you are making your loved one’s lives easier in the long run by getting surgery and fixing problems that would become even more debilitating in your later years.
Depression & Insomnia
These physical difficulties can lead to depression and insomnia. Many people have a difficult time sleeping due to sitting and resting all day. Nearly half of all people experience depression after knee surgery. Talking about your emotional and mental distress with a loved one will help. Keeping everything in perspective can also help you stay positive and motivated.
If you follow your doctor’s advice, you will find yourself quickly on the path to a full recovery. Keep track of and celebrate the small victories. A few inches of added rotation or movement indicate success. Take pride in these moments and motivate yourself to continue to get better. This will help you recover faster and keep your mental health positive.
Knee Surgery Recovery at Pearl Recovery
Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness offers professional and comfortable knee surgery recovery. We get you through the initial recovery stages and back on your feet. It’s important to start the recovery process in the right way and with the right mentality. Contact Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness to do just that.