A big thank you to Joanne Ansell for attending our Thursday afternoon coffee meeting at Shalford Village Hall. Good advice was given as to the best exercise routines to follow, before and after surgery / radiotherapy treatment. These included keeping as active as possible before surgery and doing deep diaphragmatic breathing exercises. The members were able to put forward their queries to Joanne over a cuppa away from a busy clinic environment. She also suggested what to pack in your hospital bag which included loose clothing, ear plugs and eye mask. She explained that as they like to get you moving asap after surgery make sure to take some footwear that you can fasten e.g. Velcro slippers or trainers, they are great as they can be adjusted if your feet swell. Her time was most appreciated by all present.
We now have Physiotherapy Exercise Information sheets available on request by email and they will be on display at our next meeting for those who would like one.Joanne has kindly marked the four most important exercises to assist you in gaining a healthy recovery.
Best wishes to all and our next speaker will be
Anne Hope 16 th November.