We say this program is a preparation for surgery, but everything you have learned and practiced to get you ready for surgery can help you continue to heal after surgery and help you return to your pre-surgery state of health - or even better. So after surgery you may want to continue to practice these relaxation techniques throughout the recovery period. Remember to establish a realistic time frame for recovery with your doctor based on the type of work or activities you're used to doing.
You can use the Post-Surgery Self-Assessment tool a month or so after surgery to see how the relaxation techniques you practiced before surgery helped and how effective they were during the post-surgical recovery period as well. Seeing the effects of these practices is a good reminder of their value and may motivate you to make them a part of your daily life to maintain the optimal level of health you want for yourself.
Complete the Post-Surgery Assessment form at your convenience.