As someone who has recently undergone surgery, we know that it can be a challenge to feel comfortable at home again when you’re recovering.

There are ways to make your recovery time more enjoyable and easier to handle.

Here are some tips for making the most of your recovery time!

1. Post Surgery Toilet Care

Start by using a bedpan or commode for post-surgery toilet care. If you need to use the bathroom, let your caregiver know and they will help you get there safely.

You can also use pads that attach around your underwear post-surgery if needed – talk with your doctor about what type of post-surgery care would best suit you.

If you’re post-surgery and experiencing constipation, talk with your health care provider about postoperative bowel management strategies – it is important to be proactive in taking care of yourself post-surgery.

2. Meal Can Help Your Recovery At Home

After surgery, you may need to have a meal of high-protein food. If your recovery is long and difficult, then it would be best to consult with the doctor before deciding on anything because this will depend on each person’s recovery process.

It can also help if you are trying to recover after an injury or illness from surgery. You should also take food that is easy to digest, such as soup and clear liquids.

Keep in mind that recovery can be a slow process and you may not feel like cooking for yourself right away. Your friends are there or you can take help from the professional to help you get back on your feet again.

3. Clothing Can Help Surgery Recovery

After surgery, it’s very important to rest and sleep as much as possible. This is especially true if you had surgery on your back or in the abdominal area; these surgeries can be physically strenuous enough without adding any stress from trying to get around while feeling exhausted.

While it can be tempting to wear what’s comfortable around the house, try wearing loose clothing that doesn’t irritate any surgery sites before getting out of bed. Some people find that wearing clothes over surgery sites can help them heal more quickly.

If you’re not sure what type of clothing is best for your surgery, talk to the doctor or nurse who took care of you and ask about their recommendations.

4. Filled Medical Supplies

One of the things that you should make sure to do before surgery is to fill all your medical supplies. This means getting filled prescriptions for pain medication, antibiotic cream for incisions and stitches, a supply of pads or tampons if needed, and any other items prescribed by your doctor.

Make sure there are enough boxes filled in advance so that you do not run out during your recovery. You can also take support of professional medical supply services to make sure you have filled prescriptions and medical supplies on hand.

5. Recovery At Home Seek Help From Experts

As recovery at home goes, there are several things that experts will be able to do better than you: bathing, oral care, medication reminders (for all of the medications), exercise assistant, transportation, and so on.

You may not have enough energy to perform these tasks on your own or do them as well. For example, if your mouth is sore from surgery then drink water before brushing your teeth; this will minimize any discomfort caused by toothbrushing.


If you are struggling with the recovery phase, it is possible that hiring an expert like Crane Home Care could help. Our team of experts can provide in-home care to make sure your journey back home after hospitalization is as smooth as possible.

Give us a call today and let’s talk about how we can get you on the road to recovery safely and conveniently!