Physical conditioning is only one part of your preparation
Having a surgical procedure is a stressful experience. Coming to terms with your diagnosis, making important decisions about your treatment, fear of the procedure, uncertainty about outcome, the impact and burden upon yourself and loved ones.
Mental preparation is an often neglected but incredibly important factor that significantly influences your experience of having an operation. There are many ways that psychology services can assist you in preparation and recovery from surgery. From learning practical strategies to create a constructive mindset for rehabilitation, to learning how to better manage pre-existing anxiety and depression, to smoking cessation programs, to coming to terms with grief and loss, mental readiness is an important part of surgical preparation.
No matter when your operation is planned, preparation starts now.