You and your family are an important part of the healthcare team. You can help yourself to feel better sooner and recover faster by being active, eating healthy, and drinking fluids. It’s also important to treat your pain and nausea so that you can move around more easily. This and doing breathing exercises help to keep your lungs healthy.
If you or your family have any questions about your care or what you should be doing, you can use tools such as whiteboards to be sure you understand your care. The handouts from your healthcare team will also help you and help you reach your daily goals.
Get out of bed as soon as you can and as often as possible.
Eating and drinking well after your surgery can help you feel better and heal faster.
You may feel nausea (sick to your stomach) and pain after your surgery. This is not unusual. Make sure your pain and nausea are controlled so you can feel better, move around, and recover faster.
Current as of: October 7, 2022
Author: Surgery Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
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