Your recovery starts at home before your procedure:
Try and lead a healthy lifestyle before you are admitted. Eat a varied and healthy diet. If you would like any dietary advice we can refer you to a dietician before or during your hospital stay.
If you smoke, it is a good idea to give up as soon as you can (the hospital is a smoke-free environment)
If you drink alcohol, it is recommended that you reduce the amount or give up drinking for a week before your procedure.
It is beneficial to increase your fitness and exercise tolerance before surgery. This will obviously depend on your mobility.
If you are not used to exercise, try increasing the distance you walk each day.
Where appropriate you may be referred to a physiotherapy for a pre-surgery introduction and assessment.