You will see a physiotherapist on the ward prior to discharge. The physiotherapist will give you a number of specific exercises for you to do during your rehabilitation period to assist your recovery. Activity should recommence gradually. In the first two weeks, activity should be confined largely to the home and involve only personal hygiene and minor tasks involving no exertion.
From two weeks (the time of wound dressing removal) to four weeks a gentle exercise program may be instituted. This will include activities such as gentle walks around the neighbourhood, swimming or use of an exercise bike.