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Tips that helped me

Hi all. I just had my surgery a couple of days ago. I want to echo what many others said, that having a back scratcher is very helpful. If you can find a grabber, those are great too, because you won't be bending down to pick things up. Don't forget to pack some lip balm as your mouth will be very dry for a day or two after the surgery, and it will help keep your lips from cracking.

I also found it helpful to ask the nurses for a folded heated blanket to put on my tummy while I was in the hospital. It's very soothing and helps to pass the gas as well. Once you're home, you can use a heating pad.

If you've still got two or three weeks to go (or longer), I highly recommend doing lots of free weight lifting, core body workout and stretching right up until your surgery. You're going to need strong core muscles, back muscles, and will also be using your arms a lot more to get from point A to point B. Plus, when your muscles are in good shape, they will heal faster.

Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I tend to prefer being independent, but that really doesn't cut it during recovery. It's far to easy to overdo it.

Don't forget to thank your nurses and care attendants.
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