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Things that Help you Recover More Quickly

Get Well Soon

Helping you to make a speedy recovery after surgery for groin hernia repair

Things that will help you recover more quickly

Eat healthily

Eating a healthy diet will help to ensure that your body has all the nutrients it needs to heal.

Stop smoking

By not smoking – even if it’s just for the time that you’re recovering – you immediately start to improve your circulation and your breathing, not to mention a whole list of other benefits to the heart and lungs, and improving the healing process.

Family and friends

Family and Friends can give you two important things:

  • Practical help with the tasks you might be temporarily unable to do while you recover – such as driving, the weekly shop, or lifting heavier items.
  • Keeping your spirits up

Keep a routine

Get up at your normal time in the morning, get dressed, move about the house. If you get tired, you can rest later.

Build up gradually

Have a go at doing some of the things you’d normally do, but build up gradually. Some suggestions are included in the  recovery tracker. Obviously, everyone recovers at a different speed, so not all of the suggestions will be suitable for everybody.

When you’re building up your activities, listen to what your body is telling you. If it feels painful, it’s probably too early to do what you are doing. If you are concerned, consult your GP or your local hernia service, if you have one.

If you live alone, and you do not have family or friends close by, organise support in advance – have family or friends come to stay with you for the first few days after surgery if possible.

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