When it comes to getting ready for surgery, there’s an important benefit to staying calm, cool and collected: Your body tends to recover faster when it’s comfortable. The tips below can help you feel more empowered and less overwhelmed.
Deep breathing and coughing helps prevent mucus from collecting in your lungs. If you have an abdominal incision, support your incision with your hands or a folded blanket when breathing deeply or coughing.
Walking and moving your legs helps your circulation and body functions return to normal. Don't try to walk until your nurse assists you.