Most people are looked after in a high-dependency or intensive care unit for a day or two after their operation.
The nurses will encourage you to start moving about as soon as possible after your operation. This helps to prevent problems such as chest infections or blood clots. Usually, you are given stockings to wear to help prevent blood clots.
If you have to stay in bed, the nurses will encourage you to do regular leg movements and deep breathing exercises. A nurse or a physiotherapist can help you do the exercises.