Major abdominal surgery combine with a general anaesthetic can lead to problems with clearing secretions from the lungs and reduced mobility. There are many ways you can help aid your recovery.
This information leaflet has been put together to help you with some gentle physical and breathing exercises that you can do yourself which will help with your recovery. Gentle physical exercise can help to prevent chest infections and blood clots and can restore muscle strength, motion and flexibility. Breathing exercises can help with moving secretions and prevent a chest infection.