Coping after surgery when you have children! | Blog

If you follow me on social media then you will know that last week I had my tonsils removed. I was pretty painful and the recovery is pretty hard BUT what do you do when you have children that depend on you but your out of action?? I am very lucky in the fact that I have parents and in laws close by who have been able to help us with Pickle and also Hubby has the option to work from home so has been my man slave here to help but I still felt like I need to prepare and do as much in advance of my operation to make things as easy as possible for everyone whilst I recover. I asked my lovely fellow bloggers if they had any top tips for recovering after an surgery and here’s what they said:

''Stock up on icepops! They're a good bribe for cleaning bedrooms and mummy can always treat herself too for a bit of pain relief!''
Ashleigh from 3 Girls Mummy

''Get them to play a game of doctors and nurses when you need to lie on the sofa. They love the little
role play game and they can spend hours wrapping a non-affected body part (eg your ankle) in bandages and pretending to pour you a cup of tea. Also don't feel guilty about using the TV or iPad as a babysitter. Now is not the time for Pinterest-based activities!''
Samantha from North East Family Fun

''  Explain to them in advance so they know not to be too rough / loud/ whinny for a while. Tell them that all superheroes need to recharge their batteries and you’re charging yours so you can be super Mummy again but you need their help. ''
Charlie from Our Altered Life

''Charge the iPads and dig out the dvds. Do not feel guilty letting them binge on screens as you need all the rest you can get - and who doesn’t love two hours of Paw Patrol back to back?!''
Beth from Twinderelmo

''Get the other half to take time off work. I had surgery earlier this year and was so scared they were going to jump all over me! Hubby took the first few days off immediately after to help''
Victoria from Lylia Rose

''Batch cook in advance and stick in the freezer so you don't have to worry about cooking meals!''
Sophie from Soph Obsessed

''Bring all the necessary daily items within easy reach - nappies, wipes, snacks, bottles of water, the remote control, toys etc so you don’t need to keep going upstairs or moving around too much in the early days ''

'' I had a tonsillectomy a few years back and my consultant told me to get some face masks 😷 that the kids can wear around you, or you wear around them...stop kiddy germs spreading!!'' 

Thanks so much to this lovely lot for their great tips and I they have seriously helped me the past couple of weeks during my recovery. 


  1. Those are all great tips! When I was sick while my kids were little they loved taking care of me - or pretending to. Even now that they're 15 and 10, as soon as they know I'm not feeling good they are so attentive and always checking on me. They also leave me rest as much as possible. Kids love having the chance to take care of the parent:)

  2. These are some great tips. We have a toy drs set, but I never though to play drs when I'm poorly. You've inspired me!

  3. Great tips there. As women, and especially as mums, we really are just expected to get on with it. It's a man's world for sure!

  4. Sorry to hear that you are recovering from surgery and I hope that you get better soon! I like the sound of batch cooking in advance!

  5. I hope you are starting to feel better. Batch cooking helps a lot. Love your tips here.

  6. The closest I can compare is when I have had my subsequent babies - my ex was useless and helped very little so I just had to get on with it! I hope you are feeling much better now. Kaz

  7. These are great tips! :) I hope you're feeling a bit better now!

  8. I hope you are feeling better hun and that these tips helped? I should imagine the batch cooking tip would have been really useful xx