By Affiliated Foot & Ankle Care
August 31, 2017
Category: Foot Surgery
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At Affiliated Foot & Ankle Care, we often find that once the vacations and activities of summer are over, many patients are ready to have the foot or ankle surgery that they may have been putting off until a quieter time of the year. If you’re one of those people, we want to offer some suggested ways to prepare for your surgery for a fast and easy recovery.

Clear the Calendar—find out the amount of time you can expect to be off your feet. Our foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Varun Gujral and Dr. Nrupa Shah, will be able to tell you approximately how long it will be before you can return to work and regular activities. This way you can make sure important projects on your job are covered and also reschedule any doctor or other appointments you may have until after the recovery period.

Arrange your Home—if your procedure will require you to be off your feet for a period of time, evaluate your home to determine the best place for you to recuperate. If your bedroom is up or down a flight of stairs, you may want to consider temporarily relocating to the main floor. Set up a table near your bed with books, TV remote, music and anything else you think you will want within easy reach. If you will have crutches, a scooter or other assistive devices, you may need to rearrange furniture so that you have a clear pathway to the bathroom and kitchen.

Line up Some Helpers—you will most likely need someone to drive you home the day of the surgery, and if you live alone, it may be a good idea to have someone stay with you for the first day or two  following surgery. If friends offer to help, ask them to make a few easy meals you can have in the fridge or freezer, to pick up prescriptions, run other necessary errands or help with your children.

We want your surgery to be as free from anxiety as possible. If you have more questions about an upcoming foot surgery, don’t hesitate to contact our Edison, Monroe or Monmouth Junction office by calling: 732-662-3050.