The first few days after your surgery are very important to your healing. Be careful performing your daily activities and maintain good body hygiene. Depending on the type and extent of your surgery you may need to allow time for rest before resuming your normal everyday activities, including work. Your surgeons’ instructions are important and should be strictly followed.
If you are taking narcotic pain medication, do not drive or operate machinery. Your decision-making ability may be affected, so allow yourself to be assisted in performing certain activities involving complicated movements.
After surgery, you should have an expectation of discomfort or feel fatigued in the first few days. Take all of your medications as directed and use the pain relievers prescribed by your surgeon. Simple measures like elevating and icing as appropriate can reduce pain and swelling.
If you feel that you are feeling more pain than you expected, or if you develop fever, or show any sign that may be infection, we encourage you to call your surgeon’s office. Never hesitate to call your doctor about your recovery. Incase of an emergency, call 911 or go to the close’s emergency department.
Be sure to keep all of your post-surgical appointments and be compliant with all physical therapy instructions.
A nurse from the Upper Peninsula Surgery Center will call you the following day after your surgery to check on your recovery. If you are a cataract patient, the nurse will also make an additional phone call at your 90 days post-op.
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