Get up. Get out. Get moving.

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How long do I need to keep the catheter after surgery?

Get up. Get out. Get moving.

You now have to learn to walk again. Once you have figured out all of your new attachments (I.V., catheter, maternity pads and belt, bulky wound dressings) slowly increase your target distances. First, the bathroom. Next to the doorway of your room. The nurses's station. The end of the hall. Do a little more each time you get out of bed. You MUST walk to help prevent gas, rid your body of remaining anaesthetic drugs, prevent blood clots and prevent pneumonia.

   

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