Surgery can be overwhelming and sometimes a little bit scary. To help our patients feel at ease, the Prairie Spine staff came up with tips on how to prepare for a stress free operation day.
For patients that live out of town, it is highly recommended that you stay in a hotel close to the office the night before your surgery. This will reduce your commute and help you be on time to your appointment. Make sure to arrange for someone to take you to and from surgery. Having a person stay overnight with you is also recommended. Cleaning your house and removing anything that could be a tripping hazard will ease your mind and prevent injury after your operation. Make sure to have your home set up in a way that is comfortable for you. This might mean having your favorite couch or chair on the main floor ready if your bedroom is located upstairs. Child care, animal care, and time off work need to be arranged in advance. Having pre-made meals in the freezer or refrigerator will also help reduce stress.
Your physical and mental wellbeing are very important to us pre-op, post-op, and during your healing process. We want to help you feel prepared and make you as comfortable as possible.