Check out our post-surgery quick reference guide for tips for those first few days and weeks of recovery, including:
- Tips to prepare your home
- Tips to prepare for your hospital stay
- Tips for before you leave the hospital
- Tips for immediately after surgery
Go to all your follow-up appointments to help your care team monitor your recovery
Contact your health care team if you aren’t sure when your follow-up appointments are scheduled.
Follow the post-surgery meal plan designed to support your recovery
During this phase, you will be slowly moving through stages 1 through 3 of the post-surgery meal plan (clear liquids through pureed foods). Use the Post-Surgery Meal Plan as your guide and check out stage 1 recipes.
Find a movement routine that you enjoy and can keep up
Explore some simple exercise videos.
Consider attending a Kaiser Permanente support group to continue building skills, learning from peers, and getting the support you need
Check out the support groups to find one that works for you.