Patient Discharge Information
This content is for Veteran discharge information.
Eating to Heal
Monitoring and Logging My Weight
It is important to routinely monitor your weight. Discuss with your doctor how often you should weigh yourself and if they need to see your weight log during your next doctor visit.
My Care Plan and Checklist
Understanding your care plan is important before you go home.
Having a plan will result in better outcomes.
Monitor and keep track of any symptoms.
Make sure you receive medication guidance.
When the body or mind goes through situations that are emotional, shocking, or disturbing, it causes stress. This triggers a reaction or chain of events in which stress hormones are released. Those hormones could cause problems for our health.
It is extremely important to take medications as prescribed. Consult your doctor before abruptly stopping your medications. Make sure to record any side effects or reactions you may be experiencing.