My six tips for a speedy recovery after surgery

Let me start by saying that I'm not a medical professional. I am a quite healthy 41-year-old. And, while none of my friends or family members seem to think I'm very tough, I think I'm a pretty resilient sort of person.

But I've had the not-so-fun experience of having surgery twice in the past year, including a week ago when I had my gallbladder out and nine months ago when I had my third C-section.

Since I'm happily sitting here at work today, I thought I would share my amateur's advice on how to get over surgery quickly. After all, health is a financial matter. A serious illness not only saps your savings, but can easily lead to lost income and even bankruptcy. So, here's my top six doctor-unapproved tips for recovering from surgery quickly: