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6 Things to Expect After Your Brain Surgery
Monday, April 16, 2018

Brain surgery is not an easy thing to recover from. It’s one of the most critical surgeries a person can possibly go through, and that’s why it takes time, patience and a lot of support to recover from a neurosurgery.

Once you regain your consciousness after your surgery, your body will go through a lot of experiences. And while you may not like to hear this but none of these experiences are going to be very pleasant.

Here we discuss such things that you can expect once you enter the recovery phase of your brain surgery. According to the neurosurgeons, it’s not necessary that you experience all of the following conditions, but it’s always safe to be prepared.

1 - Long Recovery Time

A human body always takes some time to recover from a surgery, but a brain surgery is something that really tests your patience. You don’t even feel like yourself for more than a week. Then after two weeks you’ll begin to panic that why is it taking so long. So, in order to avoid all the impatience and panicking, be prepared that it takes months to recover from a neurosurgery.

2 - Your Attention Span Will Reduce

It’s true that after a brain surgery, your memory is drastically reduced. It’ll be like you have an attention span of a goldfish. You would face difficulty in following the TV shows, reading books, and the movies you’ve seen before will also confuse you.

3 - It Hurts… a Lot!

They actually drill your head to get to your brain, and that’s why it takes days just to recover from the headaches. And the wound on your scalp is going to hurt a lot. You might also experience fluid leaks from your nose or ears. This is the time when you call your doctor immediately.

4 - Nerves Take Time to Grow

Brain surgery involves the neurosurgeon cutting a lot of tissue and nerve as well. And this takes a lot of time to heal. Every time you’ll shiver you’ll feel a tight shudder in your brain. That’s how sensitive your body gets after a brain surgery.

5 - Your Senses Might Get Reset

One of the many things to expect after your brain surgery is the resetting of your senses. It’s possible that your smelling sense gets heightened, or the sound of your own voice might startle you a bit as well. However, things get back to normal after a few months time.

6 - Steroids Are Tough to Handle

Doctors will keep you on steroids after your brain surgery so that your brain doesn’t swell. However, steroids have a side effect. Not only they disrupt your hormones and give you acne, but also they make you want to eat everything you can get your hands on. Make sure you eat a lot of calories, proteins and vegetables. And you can also expect to gain considerable weight as well.

Recovering from a brain surgery is a big test indeed. You’ll go through many things and you’ll have many questions. However, Advanced Neurosurgery, Inc is there for your support and guidance. Being our patient, you can discuss every detail that you experience without any delay. Our neurosurgeons are there to offer you full guidance and support for your smooth recovery.

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