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When can I return to my daily activities after a thoracic surgery?

Your doctor will be able to answer this question after evaluating your recovery.

After thoracic surgery, your body needs to heal so you will have to take some time off work. At first, you will not be able to perform all the range of activities you used to before the surgery.

Your return to work depends on the type of surgery you went through and how soon you start recovering. Some patients return to their daily activities after just several days, others need more than a month.

During your follow-up, you will learn what new activities you can resume.

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