How to support someone after surgery
If you have a friend or loved one who has just gone through major surgery then one of the kindest things you can offer is to help them through the recovery process. Day to day life seems far more difficult when you are recovering from a major surgery, and some tasks become almost impossible. If you are able to lend the time to help a friend to recover from their surgery then this could be one of the most crucial parts of their recovery.
- Offer your help. Before steaming in and deciding to help your loved one, ask them if they would actually like your help first. They may already have more help than they can handle, or not want to have any help to begin with. As long as they know that the offer is there, they will already feel supported.
- Visit them in hospital. Most surgery will require a hospital stay for at least a few days. This can be boring and painful for the person in recovery, so visiting them as often as you can will do a lot to ease their experience.
- Don’t talk about their surgery. The patient will be talking about their surgery constantly with doctors and nurses, and it will be the last thing they want to discuss with friends and family. Talk about what is happening with you or gossip about mutual friends, anything to make them feel normal.
- Let your friend know they can call you. Even if you have offered to help and your loved one has said no, let them know that you are always on the end of the phone, and happy to pop round whenever you can to offer support or simply have a chat.
When to find solicitors in Inverness
If you have suffered an injury during surgery, due to the negligence of your doctor, then your hospital should offer you compensation to make up for what happened. In some cases, though, this will simply not happen and then you should look into solicitors in Inverness, who can help you to put together a case for compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your surgery and why you feel that you are owed compensation. The team can talk you through the claims process and help you to decide whether you actually want to put forward a claim or not.
If you do then you will be passed over to our solicitors in Inverness who can work with you on a 100% no win no fee basis to help you to get the compensation you deserve. Your solicitors in Inverness will also work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: David Brown