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Beautiful Belly Series: After the Operation

PART 1: ABDOMINAL INCISIONS

COMING HOME AFTER THE OPERATION


DEEP abdominal incisions are just part of the scene after any surgery that necessitates opening up the abdomen.

How to deal and heal and what NOT to do, when u get home from the hospital.

This blog is especially designed for women who have had abdominal surgery. If you have had abdominal surgery for ovarian cancer with an Illeostomy bag, please see my blogs for after surgery with an Illeostomy bag. Healing from surgery with an "ostiebag" has very different steps and restrictions.
















YOU CAN RESTORE YOUR ABS, CORE AND CENTER OF LIFE

KEY WORDS: SLOWLY GENTLY DETOX

DO:

  • Sleep and Rest

  • Organic Highly Nutritive Foods to heal from the inside out

  • Organic Topical Products with amazing ingredients to heal from the outside in

  • Exercise GENTLY only after your medical team gives you the ok. Use rubber bands and gentle floor exercises, yoga, stretching, etc.

  • Loose fitting clothing that you feel comfortable wearing

  • Juice organic greens and hydrating veggies like cucumber and celery

  • Use a personal trampoline: Amazing for detoxing the lymphatic system, which in turn is detoxing the blood!

DO NOT:

  • DO NOT use weights! Period! This is the fastest way to tare damaged, weakened tissue at the incision site which creates an incisional hernia. It happens in a second and is very difficult to fix.

  • Overeat or eat heavy carbs like bread, pasta, etc

  • Eat sugar of any kind; this will compromise an already struggling immune system, which is working overtime to not only heal itself from antibiotics, anesthesia, etc, but to heal the abdominal tissue.

  • Wear tight fitting clothing

  • Juice fruits: too much sugar and no fiber. Fiber heals and provides the very food a variety of bacteria the micro biome,(stomach) your immune system.


These are the first steps that I took to heal after ovarian cancer surgery. And the "do not" I did was the incisional hernia. Yes, it sucks, and I will be sharing my journey to heal/fix this in later blogs. Ladies, don't do what I did, put this list up in your kitchen, your work out area or gym bag....whatever. Your healing will be much faster, and more complete.

Hope this was helpful. Second blog in my Beautiful Belly series coming next week.


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