You’ll be encouraged to start moving around as soon as possible after the operation. This is an essential part of your recovery. When you’re in bed, it’s important to do regular leg movements and deep breathing exercises. A physiotherapist or nurse will explain these to you.
A few days after your operation, your nurses will help you get out of bed and sit in a chair. Once all your drips and drains are out, you’ll find it easier to move around and take short walks around the ward.