The important period after brain tumor surgery does not end when the patient leaves the intensive care unit, and it does not end when the patient is discharged from the hospital too. After a brain tumor surgery, many drugs should always be continued such as antibiotics against an infection that may occur during surgery, antiepileptic drugs preventing the patient from having epilepsy, and drugs that relieve brain swelling or brain edema that might develop in the patient’s brain. The time to discontinue these medicines is determined by the surgeon who has operated upon the patient.
Although the patient is recommended to return to normal life after brain surgery; detailed issues such as when the patient will return to work, be able to use a car, return to sporting events, start normal sexual activities, and how to clean the body must be determined by the surgeon who has performed the surgery. These details can be different for each patient according to the methods used in the operation, the complications or incidences that may arise afterwards.