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Caring for Your Husband During Heart Surgery Recovery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Nov 14, 2022 2:53:14 PM


Heart surgery recovery is not a journey the patient takes alone. Instead, it's one they share with their spouse every step of the way. If your husband is having heart surgery, it makes sense to want all the focus to be on him--but remember that you're having this experience, too. Here's what you can do to help make heart surgery recovery a little easier.

CABG Aftercare: What to Expect

Posted by Heart Hugger on Aug 10, 2022 9:56:38 AM


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Like any serious operation, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery has an intricate aftercare journey.  The recovery process can take weeks--but if you know what to expect and how to care for yourself, it's much easier to prevent complications, improve comfort, and even heal more quickly. 

The more you know about the recovery process, the more prepared you'll be to follow your doctor's directions and reduce your risk of serious complications.

Here's a look at what to expect from CABG aftercare and how you can take an active part in your healing journey.

Here’s Why You Need to Walk After Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on May 11, 2022 12:14:10 PM


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During the heart surgery recovery process, you might not be in the mood to want to stand up and walk around. However, walking can actually help you recover faster by improving your strength. This means you can get back to feeling like your usual self a lot sooner. Here’s why you won’t want to skip the walks that your doctor recommends.

What to Wear After Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Apr 12, 2022 1:02:35 PM

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After heart surgery, deciding what to wear becomes a lot more complicated! Clothes are harder to put on than they used to be. And those fun fabrics now irritate the incision wound. Suddenly, those fashionable clothes filling your wardrobe just look daunting to wear.So, what should you wear? Let’s look at the best clothing options to wear after surgery.

Tips For Women To Prepare For Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Mar 17, 2022 8:15:53 AM


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After an invasive procedure like heart surgery, patients are hit with the reality that it’ll take some time before they feel normal again. The weeks, or even months ahead, can seem daunting as patients dread what kind of pain they might experience. However, with a little bit of planning, the good news is that your recovery doesn’t have to be this way.