Mommies are the ones who primarily run the household. They’re the one who ensures that everything is orderly and runs smoothly, from ensuring that everyone stays healthy, happy, well-fed up to the organization of the household. All of this can become messy the second the mom falls sick or even has to deal with surgery. Chaos will ensue, causing the ease and order within the home to become completely disorganized.
Recovering from surgery is a journey that is filled with potholes. Imagine trying to get your body to recover while watching a mess happen right before your eyes. The idea on its sounds stressful! Fortunately, there are ways to take care of your health, focus on your recovery while still having your household run about as orderly as usual.
Begin by setting up a child care plan
Before your surgery, it’s so important to find someone to help out. If you have a spouse that can step in, then that’s great! But it also helps to have another hand. Children are more than a handful; they’re like four handfuls. Try to see if one of your siblings or your in-laws can step in and help out. Even ship the kids off to mom! Maybe there can be some alteration, such as your spouse taking care of them on weeknights and weekends, another family member steps in.
Discuss with your children what’s going to happen
It’s crucial to talk with your children about what’s happening. Tell them about why you need surgery and how your recovery process is going to be. Surgery for you may be quite scary, but the idea for your children may be even scarier. They don’t quite understand what’s happening, and they’re going to be so worried about you. Get on their level and talk to them about this. Tell them why it’s happening and even discuss how they can help in your recovery process.
Try not to stress
This may be far easier said than done, but it’s best not to stress too much about this. There is a very high chance that you’ll be completely fine, and you won’t have to deal with the headache of lawsuits or have to hire medical malpractice attorneys. The odds of that are incredibly slim. Stress is only going to make the recovery process far more difficult for you. If you’re planning everything, then you shouldn’t have much to worry about.
Plan to cover household tasks
If you’re feeling decent enough before the big day, try to see how much in terms of household tasks that you can get done. If you’re the one in the household that does the cooking, you can look into doing some meal prepping yourself. If this is something that you’re too sick or tired of, but your main task is to do the grocery shopping, then look into meal prepping services or home delivery for groceries. This will already help with stress. If you have bills to pay, try and go ahead and do those. It’s important to use a family organizer or something to help you and your spouse out.