5 tips to help with recovery from Endometriosis Surgery.
Whether this is your first surgery or you have already had previous surgery before, here are 5 tips to help with recovery from Endometriosis Surgery.
1- Rest! This is the most important one. Rest as much as possible, learn to listen to your body. Don’t push yourself too fast.
2- Nutritious meals. Your body needs nutrients to heal, so making sure that you have access to balanced meals. I always made sure that I prepared before and had foods that were easy on my digestive tract at the beginning for my previous surgeries. I would make bone broth, soups that are nutritious, protein shakes, or smoothies. As my digestive system started to wake up, I would add more foods. Your body needs protein, healthy carbohydrates, healthy fats, and fruits/veggies.
3- Stay Hydrated. Hydration is essential. Not only will it help you feel better and flush out any nasty toxins. It always helps with bowel movements, which is going to be important. Set a timer if it helps you remember to stay on track. Add some lemon or limes, drink with a straw.
4- Comfy Clothes. This is a huge one for me. I actually purchased underwear that were 2 times bigger than I needed. Remember your belly is swollen, so you aren’t going to want anything touching it. I mostly wore T-shirts and tank tops and when I needed to put pants on, they were baggy.
5- Digestion Support. I remember the gas pains from my surgeries, they were intense. I made sure that I had things on hand that could help. First, I slept sitting up, not completely but propped up on a pillow so I wasn’t lying flat. I made sure to have quality probiotics (important to restore the healthy bacteria and helps with bowel movements), ginger/peppermint tea, and I also used some of my favorite herbal remedies: Digest Support, Digest-Ease, and Gut Health Oil.
Wishing you a speedy recovery. Sending healing vibes!
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