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  • It is important to follow the advice of your healthcare professional so you can recover as quickly as possible after an operation.
  • When you leave hospital, you will receive a set of instructions called a discharge or transfer of care plan. Share this plan with any new healthcare professionals that you see while you are recovering.
  • Don’t stop taking your medication without speaking to your doctor first. Your doctor may be able to change it, if you are not happy with it.
  • If you are feeling unwell or not coping, speak with your healthcare professional, social worker or counsellor.

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Reviewed on: 12-10-2015