Things to know about
I am sure you know that in case you have a severe health problem you might have to go to the hospital and even after the problem is takes care of you might have to stay in the hospital so that the doctors will be able to monitor you and to get some of the medication you need to get.
Once this period is over you will be free to go home but you will still have to take care of yourself and in this case it is best to have friends and family around to help you with your everyday problems. In case you had cancer you might want to find out about hospital treatment after stomach cancer surgery.
According to official statistics the stomach cancer (also known as gastric cancer) isn’t common in the US but there are a lot of patients in the rest of the world. In case the doctor sees the cancer in time, all you need is a surgery to get rid of the tumor.
In most cases the patients have to stay in hospital between three days and a week but in some cases it may take longer. The recovery time needed depends on the patient and on the type of surgery that is needed. The time might be longer if there are any complications.
While you are in the hospital the staff there will monitor you for post-surgical complications that might include infection, blood clots, bleeding, damage to organs near the stomach, like the liver. Another very rare complication is the fluid leaking between the stomach and the esophagus.
I think it is just natural to feel pain after such a surgery. You have to be prepared to feel pain around the incision during the first days after surgery. While you are still in the hospital you might have an epidural or pain pump to help you cope with the pain and to make your recovery faster.
I am sure you know that it isn’t something natural for the organism to be staying in bed and to do nothing, while getting pain killers. Besides these in case of stomach surgery the organism is also faced with not drinking and eating in regular quantities and this is why constipation might occur. If this happens I am sure that the doctor or the nurse will be able to tell you some suggestions to restore the bowel movement.
After you leave the hospital the doctor will give you a full set of instructions for your home care and most of the times these include dietary changes too. Depending on the type of stomach cancer that you had, you might need some further treatments like chemotherapy.
I am sure that you know now a lot more regarding hospital treatment after stomach cancer surgery and in case you are in the situation of having to go to the hospital you will be prepared for thing you will have to experience after the surgery and during recovery time.