What Are The Post Operative Blues?
If you are in need of oral and maxillofacial surgery, then there’s a chance that after the operation you may experience something called “the post operative blues.” While this sounds fairly self-explanatory, you may wonder what causes this and how you can best avoid these feelings. Recovering after surgery can be difficult, especially if you are someone who leads a very active lifestyle. If you can’t get to the gym or run your 7 miles each day, you may start to feel a little down.
The American College of Surgeons explains on PDR Health that, “feeling down or sad after an operation is common. There is often a letdown after all the energy devoted to coping with the stress of a surgical procedure. Plus, you may hurt and not be able to sleep well. You may feel vulnerable.”
The best way to overcome this is to surround yourself with people who can assist you in any way possible after your surgery. Also, finding ways to stay busy even if you can’t hit the gym the day after your surgery will help keep your mind occupied. Our staff at Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants is available to answer any of your questions regarding your surgery. If you need an oral surgeon in Melbourne, Florida then give our office a call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steve Sedaros.