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 stay in control of your pain and nausea and keep your lungs healthy by doing breathing exercises. You can use tools such as whiteboards and handouts from your healthcare team to help you reach daily goals.
Get out of bed as soon and as often as possible.
Eating and drinking after surgery can help you heal faster.
Make sure your pain and nausea are controlled so you can feel better sooner and recover faster.
Current as of: May 31, 2019
Author: Surgery Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
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