Ready, Set, Recover! was created to meet a significant need. When I found out I had to have surgery, I was overwhelmed and depressed. Then I looked at it as a project - something that should be worked on and focused on so I wouldn’t just get through it - but I’d actually succeed at it. The last time I saw my surgeon he said, “I wish all my patients could be like you!” With Ready, Set, Recover! - they can!
Ready, Set, Recover!
When people learn that they have to have surgery, many thoughts jump to their minds:
How will I manage my already busy life?
Why is this happening to me?
What will I eat?
Why does my body need this?
Ultimately - how will I get back to better?
Ready, Set, Recover! is the framework that provides the answers to all of these questions, enabling people to get back to better as quickly as possible.
Doctors and surgeon help patients understand the medical experience, but there is so much more that affects people undergoing surgery. Ready, Set, Recover! sets people up for a successful pre- and post-surgery. While a lot of what surrounds surgery might seem to be happening “to” the patients - there is surprisingly a lot that they CAN do that is under their control. Ready, Set, Recover! not only specifically outlines actionable steps, but also gives patients the means and support to successfully implement these steps into their surgery preparation and recovery routines.
We give people a roadmap. Something they are going to follow 1 week to 10 days before surgery, day before, day of, and then during recovery.
It includes things like:
How you tell your story to others about what is going on.
How you stay steady and not freak out.
How you care for yourself, including food and sleep, so you are at your optimal health going into the surgery.
Sets you up to get back to your life as soon as possible.
Currently focused on clients having outpatient surgery and for others who come to us outside of this focus, we will send a list of resources.
While we are dealing with people having surgery - this isn't medical in nature. It is about the whole person. Their accomplishments with our help.
Thinking of other terms that convey what we are doing - we give people the power to participate in their own health and actually control/have power something during a time when they possibly feel no control