After discharge, it is very important that you follow the liquid meal plan staying hydrated and getting enough rest as your body recovers.
Be prepared! It is very important that you sample the various protein drinks to determine what you prefer. Do your grocery shopping and stock your pantry with the liquid meal plan items prior to being admitted for surgery.
You will be able to drive as long as you are not taking pain medication. Most patients can return to work within 2 weeks as there are no significant physical limitations after surgery.
Highland Hospital is taking steps to ensure that patient’s pain is controlled safely upon discharge. Many patient leave using little to no narcotics.