Agree with the suggestion to hold pillow or cushion over your stomach when coughing, sneezing or laughing. My Dad very knidly bought me a copy of Naked Gun 2 1/2 when I came out of hospital after first op as he knew I loved the first one. Brilliant film but I had tears of laughter and pain running down my face by the end of it, thanks Dad! lol
Also take pain meds regularly to ensure constant dose even if you don't feel too bad and then the more you move around the quicker you will heal. But take it gently and steadily. Gentle strolls around the house and garden every hour or so, not far but enough to keep you moving. It you stay static, when you do go to move it will hurt as muscles and soft tissue get used to being in static position.
I also used arnica tablets after surgery as they reduce swelling and bruising, they work well for me but don't know if anyone else has tried them.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.