Feb 21, 2005 - 9:36 pm
My rectal surgery is March 4, less than two weeks away. It is major surgery: they will take out the rectum so my "butt" will be stiched up. I am looking for advice on how and when I can return to physical activity. Specifically, I need to get on my recumbent exercise bicycle as soon as possible in order to strengthen my weak left knee (I can barely walk right now). And I am looking for any ideas for using pillows, etc, to be able to sit up and use a laptop computer shortly after surgery. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.