Healing begins before the operation begins. It begins with your decision to seek treatment, your vitamin and supplement regiment, and your mental attitude. Healing continues when you’re in our office. We do everything we can to promote a healing space and an environment that puts you at ease. And when we think about what a healing space is, we think about nature, about lighting, about your experience with our staff, and about what happens to you when you leave our office.
- setting up your bed in the most comfortable way you can;
- wear your most comfortable clothes for the first few days;
- set up any post-operatory supplements and medications in a spot that can easily be found at night;
- that you bring some plants into your bedroom;
- take a walk in the park or do some light gardening;
- de-clutter your healing space;
- AND please, take it easy
Begin Your Healing Process by:
If you are interested in a more thorough discussion of how healing spaces can affect your recovery and what you can do to promote healing, you might want to give this book a try. It's an easy read and I think you can take something from it even if you are not recovering from surgery.
HEALING SPACES: The Science of Place and Well-Being
by Esther M. Sternberg M.D.