1. You may feel some little discomforts . . . occasional cramping or pulling, a heaviness in the operative area from time to time. You can welcome these as part of the healing process and relax in response.
2. There may be a soft tube in your bladder (nose/mouth etc.) to keep it drained so it can function easily as soon as the tube is removed. You can be glad to know it is there working for you. It conforms to the contours of the area so you are aware only of a slight fullness.
3. You can keep your arm (with the I.V.) still so that the fluid you are getting can speed healing.
4. Whenever dressings need to be changed, you can keep the area soft, and limp like a Raggedy Andy doll so it will remain comfortable. You have time then for a pleasant daydream that makes it seem like a very short time and the time passes rapidly.
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