Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that people are born with, and needs to be corrected as they get older to keep the spine from bending any further and causing further complications. If you suffer from scoliosis then you should be aware that you will probably need surgery in the future, and should learn more about it and how it will affect you in advance. Once your surgery is booked, there are a few ways in which you can prepare yourself to make the process easier on you.
- Research the procedure. Knowing exactly what is going to happen, what it will feel like and how long it will take to heal will take some of the pressure out of getting this type of surgery. You can do your research online to find out how other patients have coped, and also ask your doctor as they will be able to tell you more relating to your own condition.
- Donate blood. You should be asked to donate blood before your surgery so that it can be given back to you during surgery. Give as much blood as you feel you can safely, and ask for iron tablets which will keep your blood level up and make you feel better after donating.
- Get exercise and eat well. The better shape your body is in before the surgery, the quicker you will find that you recover. Eat well and exercise as much as you can in the weeks leading up to your surgery.
- Prepare your home. You are likely to find it difficult to get around in the weeks after your surgery, so try to prepare your house for this by moving things around, perhaps even setting up a bedroom downstairs. You should also clean and get some food in so that you don’t have as much to do after surgery.
- Take someone with you. Not only can a friend, partner or parent help you after your surgery, they can also provide moral support when you are in the hospital, and help you to stay calm.
- Bring comfortable clothing. You will want to feel as comfortable as possible after your surgery, so bring the most comfortable clothing and bed wear that you have.
Looking for solicitors on the Isle of Dogs?
If your surgery has had complications, and you feel that this is the fault of the surgeon who worked with you, consider finding a solicitor and making a compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline does not have injury solicitors on the Isle of Dogs working directly for them. However, this doesn’t matter, they can still help you. They are a national personal injury law firm that work with accident victims in all areas of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors on the Isle of Dogs or anywhere else get in touch!
Accident Advice Helpline is available on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and will be able to put you in touch with an experienced solicitor who can work on your behalf to get your claim processed, so you shouldn’t have to go to court. Your solicitor will also work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, so you have nothing to lose.