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Cough and deep breathing

A physiotherapist is going to show you some deep breathing exercises.  Please pay attention and practice these 3 times a day before your operation.  Participating in these exercises will reduce the chances of you getting a chest infection.  After your operation you will have physiotherapy.  Please continue your deep breathing and coughing exercises 3 times a day in order to maximise your chances of a quick recovery and discharge home.

After the operation you need to sit up and get out of bed day 1.