all of the above. get her to move. keep coughing called huffing- if fluid yeah it hurts, but must be done. the folded towel is good. i woke and was walking on frame staraight away. teach to get up of chair without using arms if able, gives stregth to legs. best bet is 6 week cardio rehab program. most hosp have community ctrs that do them. it is a must. got to increase walking...they teach ya. yep sit too long bad, ted stockings are bugger, need help with em. need to learn how to put em on probably. plenty of h20. kidneys regulate bp...good bp good heart. esp after triple by pass, had a double i did. short term pain meds...good. not long term. always plant ya feet first in and out chair etc, then raise. keeps postural drop at bay. ht.