When your breathing tube is out and you’re fully awake, this is when rehabilitation begins. Specially trained physical and occupational therapists will assist you in getting out of bed for the first time after surgery. Your care team will be there to support you every step of the way.
Your cannula sites will need to have dressing changes using sterile technique. Your care team will use sterile gloves and wear masks during dressing changes. How often your dressings are changed will be determined by your care team.
Recovery is a slow and steady process. Everyday you will gain more strength and your care team will help you make decisions for the next steps in your journey.