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Lifestyle changes

While you are waiting for your procedure, it's important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle. It will put you in the best possible position for a speedy recovery after your operation.

This means eating a balanced diet, being physically active, reducing your alcohol intake, not smoking and looking after your mental health. 

Here are some links and services which may help you to make those all important changes. 

Get Healthy Rotherham is a free service that helps the people of Rotherham to stop smoking, reduce their alcohol consumption, get more active, lose weight, and improve their overall health. 

Find your local leisure centres for workout classes, gym sessions and swimming.

Mental health

Living with pain over a long period of time can affect your mental health. We would encourage anyone feeling down to access support.

RotherHive provides a range of verified practical mental health and wellbeing information, support and advice for adults in Rotherham.

Every Mind Matters has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Rotherham IAPT provide help to adults who are experiencing common mental health problems including depression, stress and anxiety. 

Preparing for surgery

My Planned Care have produced helpful guidance for patients waiting for a hip replacement, knee replacement or treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, as well as advice for managing pain

Independent Age offer very useful information for those waiting for treatment, including advice for managing your condition, looking after your mental health, help with money worries and coping with pain.

The Royal College of Anaesthetists have produced this video to help you prepare for surgery. 


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