Why Prepare for Surgery?
When we talk about surgical experience, everyone is unique. But your outcome after bowel surgery largely depends on your pre-surgery health status. People who have healthy habits usually have a better and faster recovery. That means, you can play an important role in your own recovery.
It’s never too late to start adopting health-promoting habits. Starting now, you just need to take one step at a time to gradually improve your physical and mental wellness. By making healthy choices each day before bowel surgery, you can better prepare yourself for the best outcome.
I m so glad I listened to my doctor and exercised before surgery and that helped me to a quicker recovery.
Read about, and adopt, healthy practices to help you prepare for bowel surgery:
- quit smoking,
- eat well & limit alcohol
- be active / stay active
- practise coping strategies.
If would like to have active support to help you achieve your pre-surgery goals, you can email for more information.
This website is for people who have planned abdominal surgery for conditions like colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticular Disease, Polyps or other digestive / gastro-intestinal diseases.