Once you have returned from the hospital, to your recovery accommodations in San Miguel, you will need to remain in a state of repose for 48 hours. You will want to sleep the remainder of the afternoon following your migraine surgical procedure. The following day you should not exert yourself or do any exercising other than walking. After 2 full weeks you can begin your normal exercise routine, beginning slowly at first, and then working up to your pre-op activity level. After 3 full weeks you can then resume your normal exercises including swimming and lifting weights etc. etc.
Our patients have relatively no bruising whatsoever. The incision is made within the hair line of our migraine patients. We recommend that you are not to bend down for the first 48 hours following the procedure. You are not to lift anything heavier than 10 pounds during this time of repose and quiet. You may have some slight numbness at the incision site but that will go away fairly quickly with the passage of a couple of weeks.
You are in a period of recovery and restraint should be exercised regarding your physical activities. You can go outside with a hat and sunglasses for protection from the sun.
- No consumption of alcoholic beverages for the first 5 days after surgery
- Use good sense with limiting activities
- Make resting and eating well your priority to promote healing
You can shower and shampoo your hair after the post-op 48 hours have elapsed. Just shampoo your hair as you normally would and then dry your hair completely. It is very important to keep the incisions sites clean and dry at all times.
One week after your surgery, Dr. Barrera will come to your recuperation destination, in San Miguel, to remove your stitches as a home visit. He will dress the incision area and make sure that everything is healing as it should. Following the removal of your stitches you will be able to return home and resume your normal activities regarding family and work.
Be assured that Dr. Barrera is available during your entire recuperation period. He prides himself with his attentive and thorough services and welcomes an email or phone call at any time you feel it is warranted. Once you have left the hospital you are not forgotten.
We will remain in touch with you for a full year, following your surgery, to monitor your progress and inquire about the status of your migraine attacks. We will continue documenting each patient’s success story as they begin a new life without suffering the misery of continuous migraine attacks.