Stay on top of pain with your prescribed medications – Hysterectomy Recovery Tip
As you head home, your doctor or hospital nurse will discuss pain management with you. You may be given a prescription or you may be encouraged to take over the counter Tylenol or ibuprofen. Either way, ask your doctor about any questions you have about your pain.
Keep track of your dosages and the time with a notepad near your bedside. As you rest those first few days/weeks of surgery, it’s easy to be confused. By keeping track you will not forget a dosage or take too many. Eeks!
But, of course, don’t let your pain get away from you. Take your medicines on schedule. If you ignore your pill schedule, you will find that it is hard to “stay ahead of the pain”.
Customers tell us the use of ice packs will often minimize their need for pain medicines. We know from personal experiences, our pocket abdominal binder with ice packs helps a great deal to provide gentle compression along with cold packs.
Ice on your incision will be something that will help your incision to heal faster and will help you to minimize your overall pain level.
Feel better soon!