Practice getting in and out of bed the day before your surgery.
Remember: Exhale as you sit up.
Remember: Don't hold your breath when getting into bed.
Practice getting in and out of a chair the day before your surgery.
Remember: Keep your feet apart for a wide base of support.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Surgery: What You Need to Know, surg-ah-21686; Getting In and Out of Bed After Surgery, surg-ah-11108
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