You will have regular x-rays after your operation to make sure your lung is working properly.
The nurses and your physiotherapist will encourage you to start moving around as soon as possible. This is important to help with your recovery. They will show you some simple breathing exercises to help prevent chest infections and other possible complications.
Even if you have to stay in bed it’s important to keep moving your legs regularly. This helps your circulation and prevents blood clots. You’ll be given support stockings (TED stockings) to wear. Keep wearing them until the nurses advise that you can stop.