This is a great time to be doing whatever you can to get your body into the best physical condition possible prior to the surgery.
I approached the surgery much as I had approached participation in a 10k run or a long bike ride. You don't just lace up a pair of running shoes and run 6.2 miles. You get yourself in shape so you're confident your body will be up to the test. Prior to surgery, I dropped 20 pounds, partly because I had no appetite, but primarily because I started walking 2 to 4 miles each day at a brisk pace. It's much better to go into a major surgery that's going to take between two and four hours physically prepared rather than to go in out of shape.
You may already be in great shape, but walking or some other form of physical preparation is good for the body and for the mind. It also helps the days go by more quickly, I think.
Post Edited (clocknut) : 8/10/2011 3:20:17 PM (GMT-6)