Continue the initial diet
• You can supplement your diet, starting with drinking more fluids and nutritious drinks, then moving on to regular meals.
• Chew chewing gum as often and as much as you want.
This starts as early as the day after surgery to meet your nutritional needs. If you experience any nausea or nausea or abdominal pain, inform your nurse or doctor.
Continue the initial activity
• You are expected to get out of bed, sit for at least 2 hours daily after the day of surgery and sit / walk for at least 6 hours a day for the next few days. Your nurse or physiotherapist will be with you to help.
• You should also use your spirometer 5 hours daily every time you wake up, to prevent lung infections. Eating and doing physical activity after surgery helps increase healing and reduce the risk of complications after your surgery. If necessary, you can also seek advice from a dietitian on nutritious food and drink (ONS) before you leave the hospital.
Reducing pain is very important for the rapid healing to return to normal activities. You should also be able to move around the ward area and eat without pain.
If you have epidural anesthesia, you will continue to receive epidural pain relief in addition to oral relief using oral medications, usually paracetamol (Panadol) for the first few days. After the epidural is removed, stronger oral pain relief medications may be given.
If you have an Paincomforter, you will continue to receive pain relief medication from an elastic pump, which you can hang around your neck using a given bag and start moving. Any pain that can be felt even with this system should be informed to the nurse or doctor. You may also receive Regional Block / Patient Control Analgesia (PCA). You also need to press the pain relief button as often as possible to get optimal pain control. Any damage to the machine or running out of medicine should be reported to the nurse or doctor immediately.
• Your doctor and nurse will ask about your pain score. You should not feel pain more than a score of 4 out of 10.
If you are still in pain even with these steps, please talk to your nurse so you can get the help you need.
• If you have a stoma after surgery, our stoma nurse will teach you and your caregiver how to manage your stoma.
You should feel confident managing your stoma before going home.
Discharge from the hospital
• When you get satisfactory pain control using oral pain medications, you will be able to get out of the hospital. Most patients can leave the hospital 2-5 days after surgery.
If you have been recommended for rehabilitation by a physiotherapist, you can be transferred to a community care center before returning home.
• A follow-up appointment will be arranged with your doctor.
• Date stitching will also be provided if necessary. • You also have the option of removing the Paincomforter catheter yourself if you go out before day 4, the doctor will show you how to do it. It is very easy.